HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 c106W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the "Lancet," a medical journal of high repute, and with a continuous history of publication for over a century, has been obliged to inform intending subscribers that it is unable to accept any new entries, owing to the further reduction in allocation of newsprint; and whether he will revise this allocation.

Mr. H. Wilson

There is a general shortage of paper for all purposes and periodical publishers are necessarily finding difficulty in meeting the demands of new subscribers. There has, however, been no recent reduction in the quantity which the publishers of the "Lancet" may obtain and use. I regret that[...] cannot increase this quantity in present circumstances.