HC Deb 01 May 1952 vol 499 c101W
47. Mr. Hurd

asked the Secretary for Overseas Trade, as representing the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, for an assurance that supplies of newsprint and woodpulp will be maintained through 1952; and what arrangements have been made to allow increased purchases as world prices ease.

Mr. Hopkinson

As regards newsprint my noble Friend would expect the current level of supply to be not only maintained in 1952 but somewhat improved. There is at present no limitation on the amount of newsprint which the Newsprint Supply Company may purchase in Europe. The full quantity authorised for importation from Canada has not yet been firmly offered. Arrangements for the import of woodpulp during the second half of 1952 are still under consideration.