HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc6-7
13. Sir John Mellor

asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production if he will explain the circumstances in which the Control of Paper (No. 70) (Economy) Order, 1945; dated 10th November, was decided upon as necessary for maintaining supplies and services essential to the life of the community.

The President of the Board of Trade (Sir Stafford Cripps)

I have been asked to reply. Paper is essential for many supplies and services. An adequate supply must therefore be maintained and be used for the most advantageous purposes from the national point of view.

Sir J. Mellor

As the continuance of this control is depriving the public of much essential information, can the Minister say when he expects to be able to remove the control?

Sir S. Cripps

No, I cannot say at the present time.

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