HC Deb 28 February 1951 vol 484 c295W
99. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the complaints made by the public as to the poor quality of the paper used in the making of air letters; and whether he will arrange for the use for this purpose of paper of a better quality and with a smoother and more absorbent surface.

Mr. Ness Edwards

Air letters are popular and the annual user is some 40 million a year. Complaints of the quality of paper used have been very few indeed. The problem is to strike a fair balance between the conflicting claims of quality and weight. I am satisfied that the paper used fairly balances these claims. It is, however, open to private firms to manufacture air letters provided they conform to Post Office specifications as to weight and make-up.