HC Deb 02 May 1940 vol 360 c917W
Mr. Naylor

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the present extreme shortage of newsprint and other kinds of paper and of the fact that Russia has a large reserve of wood pulp available for export, he will take immediate steps to ascertain on what terms an arrangement could be made, independently of any general trade agreement, to secure the required supply of paper-making material?

Mr. Shakespeare

The possibility of obtaining supplies of wood pulp from the Soviet Union will be borne in mind, but I do not think it can be considered independently of other trade questions.