HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1232W
Sir G. Gibson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the German competitors of United Kingdom paper mills are continuing to sell in neutral countries at pre-war prices, with 90 days' credit; that the operations of the paper controller have penalised British supplies in these markets by taking over their cheap pulp and selling it back to them at a dear price; and what steps he proposes to take to assist the export trade in this commodity?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

My right hon. Friend has no recent information as to the terms on which paper is being exported from Germany to neutral markets. As regards the second and third parts of the question, the trade have been requested to submit estimates of the raw material required to maintain their export trade. When these are received the question of the extent to which supplies can be made available and the price will be discussed with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply.

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