§ 47. Brigadier Rayner
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide figures showing the amount of paper 1062 and stationery consumed by each of the principal Government Departments during 1949 or the last year for which figures are available.
§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir Stafford Cripps)
With permission, I will circulate the information in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Brigadier Rayner
Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman say whether the increase in tonnage in 1948–49 was even greater than that in 1947–48?
§ Following is the information:
|CONSUMPTION OF PAPER AND STATIONERY BY PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR 1949|
|Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries||800|
|Customs and Excise||350|
|Ministry of Food (excluding Rationing)||1,260|
|Ministry of Food (Rationing)||2,070|
|Foreign Office (including Diplomatic and Consular Services)||1,050|
|Foreign Office, German Section||630|
|Ministry of Fuel and Power||650|
|Ministry of Health||260|
|Ministry of Labour||690|
|National Assistance Board||380|
|Ministry of National Insurance||2,990|
|Post Office (excluding Telephone Directories)||3,720|
|Post Office (Telephone Directories)||8,460|
|Ministry of Supply||2,030|
|Board of Trade||590|
|Ministry of Transport||400|
|Ministry of Works||640|
§ In addition the House of Commons consumed 770 tons during the year.