§ Mr. F. Noel-Baker
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the manufacture of base papers for printing engineering drawings has recently been reduced; and what steps he is taking to ensure that engineering firms are adequately supplied.
§ Sir S. Cripps
The production of paper for all purposes is necessarily curtailed owing to the shortage of coal and some reduction in the supplies of paper to 253W engineering firms is unavoidable. The position will, however, be kept under review.