HC Deb 28 March 1945 vol 409 cc1360-1
49. Mr. Naylor

asked the Minister of Supply if he will give particulars concerning the method of distributing paper and card for the purposes of the General Election; and if it is intended to give national party organisations a direct allocation for national poster propaganda, apart from ordinary constituency requirements.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Mr. de Rothschild)

Arrangements are being made to secure that paper shall be available to all candidates for the General Election on an appropriate scale but the precise arrangements for distribution have not yet been worked out. As regards the last part of the Question, it is the intention to make an allocation of paper for national party organisations as well as for constituency requirements.

Mr. Naylor

May I ask my hon. Friend whether the House will have an opportunity of considering those arrangements before they are finally fixed?

Mr. de Rothschild

No, Sir, I think not.

Sir T. Moore

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether arrangements will include handbills which have to be a certain size for the post office to accept them?

Mr. Naylor

May I have an answer to my question? [Interruption.] May I direct my hon. Friend's attention to the fact that I have called for a reply?