HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 c1497W
Major Lloyd

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.