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Paper Control (Contents Posters)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1954

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55.

asked the Minister of State, Board of Trade, as representing the Minister of Materials, if he will consider the repeal or amendment of the Control of Paper (Contents Posters) Order, 1950.

My noble Friend does not consider that the supply position justifies the removal or relaxation at present of this restriction on the use of newsprint and other printing paper. He is advised that revocation of this Order would be likely to add at least 25,000 tons a year to the overall consumption of newsprint. He has not received any request from the Newsprint Rationing Committee for the revocation or modification of this Order.