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Woodpulp (Import Quotas)

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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91.

asked the Minister of State, Board of Trade, as representing the Minister of Materials, whether he will now relax the control on the importation of pulp for board and papermaking.

No. The import quotas for woodpulp have been gradually increased over the last two years. They were imposed for balance of payments reasons and further relaxation depends upon the development of our balance of payments position.