HC Deb 27 January 1948 vol 446 cc126-7W
77. Mr. Rankin

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is now prepared to grant a quota for educational books apart from the quota granted to books for export.

Mr. Belcher

I do not think it would be practicable to establish separate quotas for educational books, for books for exports and for other books. A special allocation of paper may, however, be made for any educational and other essential books which could not otherwise be produced from a publisher's quota so that no essential book may be held up for lack of paper. A somewhat similar arrangement is in operation for books to be exported.