HC Deb 30 July 1918 vol 109 cc259-60W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if the firm of Weiner and Company have a contract with His Majesty's Stationery Office; if so, when was the firm of Weiner and Company established; what previous contracts have they had with the Government; what amount of paper is being supplied under the present contract; what percentage of the previous importation is allowed to the firm; and if this amount is greater in proportion to that allowed to other firms?


The company referred to has no running contract with the Stationery Office. During the past two years they have tendered, in competition, for particular work on several occasions, and have secured orders. The present company was registered in 1910. The paper required for each order was supplied by the Stationery Office, and I understand that the company holds no licence from the Paper Controller for the importation of paper. The last part of the question does not, therefore, arise.