HC Deb 22 March 1945 vol 409 c1007W
Mr. R. Morgan

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that at the beginning of February the Overseas Trade Department asked export groups to inform their members of the publication of a new brochure containing hints to business men visiting New Zealand, but that when firms have asked for copies, they have been informed that owing to shortage of paper these cannot be supplied unless the applicant is contemplating an immediate journey overseas; and whether he will make arrangements to ensure better co-ordination and less parsimony in the production of material helpful to the expansion of the export trade.

Captain Waterhouse

The brochure to which my hon. Friend refers is one of a series dealing with many export markets. The demand for this particular booklet has greatly exceeded the original printing order, with the result that it is temporarily out of stock. Reprinting is now in progress, and I anticipate that a copy will soon be available for all those who have applied for it.