§ 84. Lieut.-Colonel Sir W. Smiles
asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent raw material for paper making is at present in short supply; and approximately how many tons are used to manufacture Christmas cards and for catalogues for luxury goods.
§ Mr. Rhodes
The quantities of paper-making materials now being imported are greater than at any time since the end of the war, but supplies are still rather less than the quantities required to maintain the industry at full operation. I have no information regarding the quantities of material used for the manufacture of Christmas cards and catalogues, but the proportion of the total must be very small.