asked the Assistant-Director to the War Trade Department whether he will state the reason why manufactured paper is admitted into this country from Sweden, but the raw material of manufactured paper, wood-pulp, is prohibited, seeing that the shipping space of the latter is but little more than that of paper; whether it is permissible to import wood-pulp from Norway; and, if so, what is the reason for a distinction between the two countries?
Sir A. STANLEY
My hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. Exchange and other reasons have interfered with this trade.