HC Deb 08 May 1940 vol 360 c1229
55. Mr. Roland Robinson

asked the Minister of Supply whether, in view of the great shortage of paper, and the consequent severe rationing imposed on newspapers and the general public, he will refuse to supply paper to Communist and other anti-war organisations who publish pamphlets and news-sheets opposing the nation's war effort?

Mr. Burgin

The permitting or prevention of such publications as are referred to is not a matter for my Department.

Mr. Logan

If a paper is issued without an imprint upon it, would that be a matter for the right hon. Gentleman's Department?

Mr. R. Robinson

Can the right hon. Gentleman say who is responsible?

Mr. Burgin

I do not think that is a question for me to answer either.

Mr. Levy

Has my right hon. Friend any authority or responsibility?