HC Deb 10 February 1943 vol 386 c1317
54. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that paper, in the form of envelopes, forms and printed matter, is still being wasted; and will he take steps, by broadcast or other means, to remind the public of the urgent necessity of avoiding waste?

Sir A. Duncan

Yes, Sir; and I am glad to take this opportunity of again impressing, the need for the utmost economy.

Sir W. Smithers

If, in the opinion of the Government, economy in the use of paper is vital, will my right hon. Friend take steps to remind the public, and will he see that economy starts in Government Departments, where the wastage is still very bad?

Sir A. Duncan

The answer is, "Yes, Sir," to both parts of that Question.

Mr. Gallacher

Will the Minister take note of the amount of paper that was wasted by opposition to the Catering Bill?