asked the Minister of Information how many newspapers and periodicals published in this country during the war under foreign auspices and with British official co-operation still continue; what is the amount of paper being used by such publications; and what contribution towards them comes from public funds.
§ Mr. E. J. Williams
Twenty-six periodicals, newspapers, news bulletins and magazines still appear under foreign auspices and with British official co-operation. The weekly paper consumption is approximately 12 tons. Contributions from public funds are at present at the rate of rather more than £6,000 a year, and will very shortly be reduced to about £4,000. In addition, there are a number of such periodicals which were officially assisted during the war and still continue to publish without official help.