HC Deb 28 March 1950 vol 473 c26W
74. Brigadier Medlicott

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the supply of newsprint is still insufficient for the needs of the provincial newspapers; and when he will be able to allow an increase.

Mr. Rhodes

An extra page was allowed for the election period and this increase was later extended to 9th April. It has now been decided to give discretion to the Newsprint Rationing Committee, the responsible trade body, to continue to allow an extra page from time to time when available supplies of newsprint permit. It is not possible to go beyond this at present.

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