HC Deb 06 July 1950 vol 477 cc50-1W
96. Mr. Nally

asked the President of the Board of Trade what allocation of newsprint he has made to the Soviet Embassy for the publication of each of their periodicals and daily news-sheets in the United Kingdom.

Mr. H. Wilson

No newsprint is at present being allocated to the Soviet Embassy.

98. Mr. Hurd

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has now authorised the purchase from Canada, Scandinavia and other sources of sufficient newsprint to allow the daily and weekly newspapers to restore their size in the immediate future.

Mr. H. Wilson

We have authorised the import of all the newsprint which is likely to be available from any source for some time, but the total is still short of our needs.

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