HC Deb 17 December 1946 vol 431 cc341-2W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the President of the Board of Trade what amounts of newsprint were allocated to British publi- cations on 1st January, 1940, 10th November, 1945 and 30th September, 1946.

Sir S. Cripps

I regret that figures are not available for a particular day. For 1940 and 1945 they are available on a weekly basis and for the last part of 1946 on a four-weekly basis. In the week including 1st January, 1940, the consumption of newsprint by newspapers and periodicals was 10,859 tons; in the week including 10th November, 1945, it was 6,165 tons, and during the four weeks beginning 22nd September, 1946, the weekly average was 8,381 tons.