§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Production (Mr. Garro Jones)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend on 17th March to the hon. Member for Stratford (Mr. Groves). I will send my hon. Friend a copy.
§ Mr. Garro Jones
I think that if my hon. Friend will read the answer to which I have referred, she will find that books have not fared quite so badly after all. We are not quite able to understand what is the 7½ per cent, referred to, because there has not been any such increase in the case of periodicals.
Colonel Green well
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in the opinion of the. general public an enormous quantity of these periodicals on sale at the bookstalls are absolute rubbish?