HC Deb 25 July 1929 vol 230 cc1522-3W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that Scottish and English esparto papers are more economical and more suitable for many publications than the usual printing and writing papers, he will give full and favourable consideration to this quality of paper when placing orders for paper for Government publications?


Esparto as a furnish for paper purchased for Government use is not barred in the specifications issued by the Stationery Office except in regard to a few papers for which an all rag furnish is considered essential. Paper makers in both England and Scotland are at liberty therefore to use esparto in manufacturing paper for Government use in the great majority of cases if they find it more economical than other materials.