HC Deb 05 April 1951 vol 486 cc23-4W
Major Lloyd

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the present shortage of paper in this country and of the clean food campaign, he will revise the list of paper supply priorities and bring wrapping paper for home food supplies higher on the list than it is at present.

Mr. H. Wilson

I have already asked the paper industry to ensure supplies of wrapping paper where this is essential for the protection or transport of foodstuffs. In view of the other essential demands which need to be met, I should not be justified in requesting any higher priority than this, or insisting that all orders for the less essential shop wrappings should be met in full. Although for a time supplies may not be sufficient for traders to put into practice all the precepts of the clean food campaign, they should try to make the best use of the supplies available.