HC Deb 13 November 1952 vol 507 c1116
39. Sir I. Fraser

asked the Secretary for Overseas Trade, as representing the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what is the present supply position of newsprint and the prospects for the remainder of the year and for the new year.

The Secretary for Overseas Trade (Mr. H. R. Mackeson)

Supplies of newsprint in the United Kingdom should be sufficient to meet all requirements between now and the end of the year. During the first half of 1953 supplies should be sufficient to maintain the present average level of consumption. Arrangements for the second half of 1953 have not yet been completed.