HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 cc1337-8
69. Mr. Scott-Elliot

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will facilitate imports of additional newsprint sufficient to allow the size of newspapers to be increased, subject to such increase not being used for the purpose of additional advertisements.

Mr. Ellis Smith

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on the 10th December to my hon. Friends the Members for Newport (Mr. P. Freeman) and Sedgefield (Mr. Leslie).

Mr. Lipson

May I ask whether newspapers are allowed to use the quota which they have to increase the size of the papers?

Mr. Ellis Smith

That is a different question, but I understand that the whole matter is to be discussed on the Motion for the Adjournment, when we should have a good Debate about the whole thing.