§ 22. Mr. Daines
asked the President of the Board of Trade what measures he is taking to secure, economy in the use of paper for wrapping in the shops, in view of the shortage of paper for export packing, and other important purposes.
§ Mr. H. Wilson
I regret that it has been necessary to reduce considerably the allocations of paper for general wrapping purposes in the home market. I should be reluctant to re-introduce the wartime prohibition on the use of paper for retail wrapping, and I have decided instead to rely on the common sense and public spirit of everybody concerned. The trade associations have been consulted and will do their part. I appeal most strongly to the shops to use as little paper as possible 1403 and to the public to accept this inconvenience in the present difficult circumstances, and to offer all the help they can.