HC Deb 23 January 1941 vol 368 cc333-4W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what steps he is taking to further the export of paper, particularly of the substitute esparto paper made in Scotland, of which large quantities are available?

Mr. Johnstone

Although I am not at liberty to state the value of our exports of paper, I am glad to be able to say that export values have considerably increased since the outbreak of war. If there are any special difficulties in regard to the export of substitute esparto paper other than those resulting from a price that is not competitive the export group will no doubt get into touch with my Department.