HC Deb 20 January 1942 vol 377 c232W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply whether he is aware that one ton of pulp produces five tons of paper; and why manufactured paper is imported instead of pulp?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

One ton of pulp will produce about an equal quantity of paper. The importation of manufactured paper has been drastically reduced since the beginning of the war, and now consists only of newsprint and of specialised papers and boards for which manufacturing capacity in the United Kingdom either does not exist or is inadequate to meet essential demands.