HC Deb 24 May 1960 vol 624 cc32-3W
Mr. J. Wells

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the difficulty of obtaining at reasonable prices stationery of the international sizes recently adopted by the British Standards Institution; and whether he will urge Government Departments to adopt the sizes set out in BS3176, in order that the manufacturers may cut more paper of these sizes and thereby reduce costs.

Mr. Erroll

The difficulties to which my hon. Friend refers had not previously been brought to the notice of my right hon. Friend. He is informed by the Stationery Office that the great majority of Government Departments are adopting the new sizes as they use up existing stocks.