HC Deb 19 April 1955 vol 540 c3
5. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of improved stocks, he will now end the rationing of newsprint.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

No, Sir. Newsprint stocks still stand at a low level.

Lieut-Colonel Lipton

Has not the President of the Board of Trade heard that there has been a newspaper strike in London, as a result of which very large quantities of newsprint are piling up? Is it not a fact that the last argument in favour of newsprint rationing has now disappeared?

Mr. Thorneycroft

The stocks which have accumulated are still at a low level.

Sir T. Moore

Has my right hon. Friend any ideas how this increase could be used, were it granted?

Mr. Thorneycroft

No, Sir. The amount that has accumulated is only 30,000 tons.