HC Deb 18 April 1946 vol 421 c474W
37. Mr. W. J. Brown

asked the President of the Board of Trade when he proposes to abandon or relax the restriction which, while allowing older established newspapers to accept advertisements up to 55 per cent. of their space, limits newly-established papers to 25 per cent. of their space.

Mr. Belcher:

The relaxation allowing small newspapers and periodicals to be published was intended primarily for publications not of a commercial nature; it is not proposed to increase their permitted proportion of advertisement space, which is 20 per cent.