HC Deb 12 May 1943 vol 389 cc623-4
52. Mr. John Dugdale

asked the Minister of Supply why it is considered necessary to allow paper to be used for sending out circulars asking people to spend money on goods and services which they would not otherwise have demanded?

The Minister of Supply (Sir Andrew Duncan)

The gratuitous distribution of advertising circulars relating to the sale of goods or to any profession, trade or business is in general prohibited by the Control of Paper (No. 48) Order.

Mr. Dugdale

Is the Minister not aware that Members of Parliament, among others, receive numerous such circulars? How can he say that this prohibition is effective?

Sir A. Duncan

I am not aware of the circulars so described in the question, but if the hon. Member will give me any particulars, I shall be glad to look into the matter.

Mr. Shinwell

I will send the Minister all my circulars.