HC Deb 23 November 1950 vol 481 c502
47. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Lord President of the Council how many copies of the information summary, the special supplement and descriptive notes of the Festival of Britain have been printed, and how many issued; and what is the cost.

Mr. H. Morrison

The documents were not printed but duplicated. Five thousand copies of the information summary and special supplement were made, and 5,000 have been issued; 2,000 copies of the descriptive notes were made and 1,200 copies issued. The cost of duplicating the information summary and special supplement was £170. I have no figure for the descriptive notes, but the cost was negligible.

Sir W. Smithers

In view of the shortage of newsprint, why is it necessary to waste all this paper and money to advertise what is commonly known as "Morrison's folly"?

Mr. Morrison

Before we have done with it, there will be another description. The hon. Gentleman's propaganda passion has exceeded his knowledge of the facts; this is not newsprint at all.

Sir W. Smithers

But it is paper.