HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 cc102-3W
134. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give information respecting the supply of text and other school books in the British zone of Germany; and to what extent there is reciprocal or joint action between the British and other zones in respect of securing an adequate supply of these books.

Mr. Mayhew

From July, 1945, to November, 1947, 15,000,000 school textbooks were printed in the British zone of Germany and British sector of Berlin. This figure is considerably below minimum requirements, but the shortage of textbooks is only one aspect of the overall paper shortage. Some textbooks have been made available from the French and American zones, but only against the supply of paper out of the British zone allocation.

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