HC Deb 08 November 1944 vol 404 c1384W
Sir H. Williams

asked the Minister of Supply why the paper control instructed Combined Products, Limited, that the order which they had received from the French Buying Commission for 7,000 gross of exercise books for French schools had to be placed in the U.S.A. instead of in this country.

Sir A. Duncan

The Paper Control, acting in accordance with the advice of the Board of Trade as to the best use of the limited supplies available for export, informed the printers that the paper supply position did not allow this order for Madagascar to be accepted. In these circumstances, the only likely source of supply was the United States of America.

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