HC Deb 01 July 1948 vol 452 c234W
72. Mr. Odey

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the serious shortage of daily newspapers at seaside resorts, he will make available additional supplies of newsprint, so that workers can gain the full recreational benefit from the holiday period.

Mr. H. Wilson

No. It is not possible to allow any increase in the present consumption of newsprint. Each newspaper is however free to rearrange the distribution of its copies as between different localities with a view to meeting seasonal variations in demand.