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Newsprint Supplies

Volume 477: debated on Tuesday 4 July 1950

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the present position of the supply of newsprint; and what steps he is taking to maintain the present allocation to provincial daily and weekly newspapers.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given yesterday to the hon. Member for Carlton (Mr. Pickthorn).

Will the Minister bear in mind that provincial newspapers have to report local as well as national news? When he has additional supplies available, will he try to see that they get a fair share of what is going?