HC Deb 25 May 1976 vol 912 c155W
Mr. Moate

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what proportion of paper used for telephone directories is imported; what is the annual expenditure on such imports; and why all such paper cannot be obtained from United Kingdom sources.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

Her Majesty's Stationery Office buys as much telephone directory paper as it can obtain from United Kingdom sources and is encouraging mills in this country to make more. However, because United Kingdom capacity is limited, two-thirds of our requirements have to be imported, at an annual cost of about £5.25 million a year.