HC Deb 14 March 1938 vol 333 c38W
Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give the average prices for imported sulphite and mechanical wood-pulp per ton for 1935, 1936, and 1937, and the average prices of imported newsprint per ton for these years?

Captain Wallace

The following table shows the average prices in the United Kingdom in 1935, 1936 and 1937 of certain descriptions of sulphite wood-pulp and mechanical wood-pulp, and the average declared values of imported newsprint in those years.

Description. 1935. 1936. 1937.
£ per ton.
Chemical wood pulp, sulphite, strong. 7.19 8.16 15.20
Mechanical wood pulp, pine, 50 per cent moist, prompt, c.i.f. 1.90 2.15 3.50
Newsprint in rolls 9.42 8.60 8.70

The prices of wood pulp are the averages of the quotations published in "The World's Paper Trade Review." Quotations for newsprint are not available.