HC Deb 17 July 1940 vol 363 cc200-1
27. Mr. Magnay

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has approved the costly poster display of the railway companies, in view of the urgent necessity of conserving the national paper resources?

Sir J. Reith

The posters now displayed were all printed before the Control of Paper Order of 25th May. The alternatives were to display them or to pulp them. They are now being displayed, but there will be no waste, as all railway posters are eventually scraped off, pulped and re-used for paper making.

Sir Richard Acland

Who actually pays for this poster campaign; and does it reduce in any way the amount of money which becomes payable to shareholders?