HC Deb 24 March 1919 vol 114 c25
53. Colonel Sir A. SPROT

asked the Prime Minister if he is prepared to take immediate steps to so curtail the import of manufactured paper into the United Kingdom that the paper trade may be enabled to resume its normal condition at the earliest possible moment, by restarting paper machines at present idle, and so re-employing former employés now returning from the front?


The Prime Minister has asked me to answer this question. My right hon. Friend has arranged to receive a deputation of the paper making industry at an early date. My hon. and gallant Friend will, I am sure, bear in mind that manufactured paper forms the raw material for many descriptions of industry in this country, and the question of restricting imports has to be considered from this point of view as well as from that of the paper manufacturing industry.

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