§ 90. Mr. Deedes
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that publishers cannot obtain art paper in less than 32 weeks from the date of order; and what steps he is taking to remedy this situation.
§ Mr. Rhodes
Yes, but production of this type of paper is probably already at its maximum. It is a coated paper and I have had no complaint of any shortage of the kind of paper used for coating. The bottleneck seems to be in the finishing capacity. Part of the demand, however, may be of a temporary nature and we would not wish to impose control over the distribution of the paper, a step which was not taken even during the war when production was very much lower.