HC Deb 05 April 1955 vol 539 cc979-80
15. Captain Pilkington

asked the President of the Board of Trade in what way it is proposed to use the unused newsprint which will have accumulated as a result of the present strike.

26. Wing Commander Hulbert

asked the President of the Board of Trade to give an estimate of the daily saving of newsprint during the non-publication of the national newspapers; and if, on resumption of printing, he will make this saving available in addition to normal supplies.

Mr. Low

The average daily saving of newsprint is a little over 1,400 tons. The limitation on newspaper paging is in respect of the total number of pages which may be published during a period of 12 weeks, ending in this instance on 29th May. Any newsprint which may be saved now can, therefore, be used later in the period to print additional pages.

Captain Pilkington

Will my right hon. Friend do his best to see that there might perhaps be one day's publication of the newspapers in case there is an event of special importance to report?

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Is any significance to be attached to the date, 29th May, the time by which this newsprint has to be fully used?

Mr. Low

No more significance than that it is the regular end of the regular period.

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