HC Deb 22 December 1916 vol 88 c1846W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that large quantities of posters are being exported to this country from America, requiring the same freightage and handling as plain paper; and whether, in view of the restriction upon the importation of paper which has resulted in an increase in the prices, he will consider the propriety of excluding such posters and proportionately increase the imported supplies of paper?


The restrictions imposed by the Paper Commission on the importation of paper apply equally to printed posters. Licences to import paper (including printed posters) are granted up to an amount equal to 50 per cent. of the importations in 1914. I will consider the suggestion made by the right hon. Gentleman.