HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 cc310-1W
17. Mr. Russell

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the stocks of paper-making materials, other than wood pulp, at the end of December, 1950, and January. 1951.

Mr. H. Wilson

Following is the answer:

The approximate stocks of paper-making materials other than woodpulp held by the mills at the end of December, 1950, were:

Pulpwood 35,500
Straw 2,400
Rags, waste ropes, etc. 26,400
Waste paper 38,700
Esparto 16,900

At the end of January, 1951, the corresponding figures were:

Rags, waste ropes, etc. 23,500
Waste paper 37,600

January figures for the other items are not yet available.