HC Deb 26 November 1973 vol 865 cc12-3W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total quantity of greaseproof paper produced or imported during the first nine months of 1973 and of each of the previous three years, and the price per ream at the latest available date and three months earlier.

Mr. Chataway

Following is the available information :

The only available indication of the trend of prices is shown by the average unit values of imports which for greaseproof and imitation greaseproof paper were £144 cif per tonne and £203 cif per tonne in September 1970 and September 1973 respectively. These average values are not true prices as they are influenced by varying qualities, transport costs and other factors.