HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 c2136

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the proposed further restrictions on paper will lead to the closing down of many newspaper offices in Ireland and throwing employés in these offices out of employment; and whether he will represent to the President of the Board of Trade that restrictions should be modified for Ireland in order to enable these offices to continue their trade?


The Royal Commission on Paper is, I am told, putting into effect stringent limitations upon the importation of paper. As these restrictions are of general application throughout the United Kingdom, I would suggest to the hon. Member that the newspaper proprietors in Ireland whose interests are affected should put themselves into communication with the Commission.

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