HC Deb 28 November 1944 vol 404 c2431W
Mr. T. Brooks

asked the Minister of Production if he is aware that only 13 per cent. of the 1939 tonnage is allowed to the paper-bag manufacturers; and if he will consider allowing a larger percentage to these people, which would be a great help to the retailers and their customers for the wrapping of foods, etc.

Mr. Garro Jones

The tonnage of paper allowed for manufacture into bags, including additional allocations for special purposes, is now some 25 per cent, of the 1939 figure. My right hon. Friend regrets that the paper supply position does not at present warrant an increase.