HC Deb 23 January 1951 vol 483 c37
82. Wing Commander Bullus

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has any further statement to make as to the prospect of increasing newsprint supplies.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Mr. Rhodes)

I understand that the Newsprint Supply Company has succeeded in placing sufficient orders in Canada and elsewhere to make it reasonable to hope that the present level of distribution can be maintained. But, before consumption can be increased, it will be obviously necessary to build up our stocks to a more normal level.

Wing Commander Bullus

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the position is any better today than it was three months ago?

Mr. Rhodes

Yes, the supply position for the country is more definite.

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