HC Deb 04 August 1943 vol 391 cc2300-1
62 and 63. Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister of Supply (1) what percentage of the total quantity of paper used for printing is allocated to firms engaged in jobbing or miscellaneous printing, as distinct from the printing of books and periodicals;

(2) whether paper allocated for jobbing or miscellaneous printing may be used for book production?

Sir A. Duncan

Exact figures in this form arc not available, since total quantities of new paper are allocated for various uses, some of which may or may not involve printing. It is estimated, however, that rather less than half the deliveries for printing, apart from supplies for newspapers, are used for books and periodicals. Generally speaking, only paper licensed for book production may be used for that purpose.