HC Deb 05 November 1945 vol 415 cc890-1
36. Major Younger

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the present allocation of paper to fish friers is less than at any time during the war; and to what extent this is due to any alteration in the allocations made by his Department to distributors.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Dr. Edith Summerskill)

I have been asked to reply. The allocation of paper for fish friers is not now less than at any time during the war. It is part of the general wrapping allocation made to the retail food trade, which has remained constant during the last two years of the war, but has been cumula- tively increased this year. A substantial increase has recently been made, the effect of which should be apparent shortly.

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