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Newsprint (Increased Allocation)

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 7 April 1949

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make it clear that the increase in the allocation of newsprint will not be conditional upon the amount of the issue being used solely for reporting election news.

I presume that the hon. and gallant Member refers to the temporary concession announced by the rationing committee of the newspaper publishers whereby local weekly newspapers will be permitted to print four extra pages during the six weeks covered by the local elections. The increase which

The initial classification of persons as so severely disabled as to need sheltered employment is made by the disablement resettlement officer of my Department with the assistance, if necessary, of the disablement advisory committee. As I explained to my hon. Friend in my reply to him on 23rd March, such persons are then interviewed by a panel consisting of the factory manager and a medical officer, with the disablement resettlement officer in attendance. The assessment of the suitability of a candidate for employment in the factory rests with the medical officer.