§ 99. Mr. Walker-Smith
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General, as representing the Ministry of Information, what is now the number of periodicals and daily and weekly papers published in Great Britain under the auspices of foreign Governments and organisations; and what is the amount of paper allotted for this purpose.
§ Mr. Burke:
Under the Control of Paper Orders new periodicals may now be published without licence provided that they consume not more than 8 cwt. of paper 91W in four months; I have no information as to the number of such periodicals. Twenty - five periodicals, newspapers, news bulletins and magazines published in Great Britain under the auspices of foreign Governments and organisations are allowed to use more than this minimum quantity; the total permitted consumption for these periodicals amounts to approximately 11 tons per week.