HC Deb 01 April 1947 vol 435 c284W
86. Lieut.-Colonel Kingsmill

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the recent restrictions on newsprint have now been relaxed, or what classes of newspapers and periodicals are still curtailed

Mr. Belcher

Yes, Sir, but as from 17th March the basis of rationing for newspapers was revised as stated in the answer given to the hon. Member for The High Peak (Mr. Molson) on 24th March.

87. Mr. Butcher

asked the President of the Board of Trade, for the latest convenient period, what percentages of the newsprint was allocated to the daily Press and to the weekly provincial Press, respectively.

Mr. Belcher

The latest figures I have are for the four weeks ended 17th November last. In that period the daily Press used 72 per cent. and the weekly provincial press 10.9 per cent. of the total consumption.

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