HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 c1133
48. Mr. Moelwyn Hughes

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply what steps he is taking to check the use of paper by the National Savings Committee?

Mr. Macmillan

The provisions of the Control of Paper (No. 36) Order apply to posters issued by the National Savings Committee. Arrangements have also been made for a reduction in the size of programmes for War Savings Weeks. This reduction should result in a substantial saving in paper.

Mr. Hughes

Is the Minister aware that the National Savings Committee sends round enevelopes of a sack-like size in order to distribute nothing but a quite small poster, and will he take some steps to prevent this kind of waste in future?

Mr. Macmillan

It is for that reason that I have just told my hon. Friend that we have held a meeting with the National Savings Committee and have come to an agreement over the whole range of their use of paper, for the purpose of reducing the size.