HC Deb 07 December 1950 vol 482 c69W
12. Mr. Bossom

asked the President of the Board of Trade why his Department is selling British newsprint to Australia, in view of the present shortage in this country.

Mr. H. Wilson

The Board of Trade is not selling British newsprint to Australia. Newsprint is being exported from this country to Australia by privately owned mills, subject only to limits laid down by His Majesty's Government. The total amount which we are licensing for export is less than the export contracts which the mills wished to make.