§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he can describe the nature of arrangements in force to ensure a speedy and uninterrupted distribution of an ample quantity of British books, magazines and newspapers in the Commonwealth of Australia; and what is the average length of time before British newspapers arrive in that Dominion.
§ Mr. Emrys-Evans
The despatch of books, magazines and newspapers from the United Kingdom to Australia has continued during the war to be handled through normal commercial channels. Requirements for such exports have so far as practicable been taken into account in the arrangements made as regards paper supplies. The average time taken during the past six months for sea mails from this country to reach Australia has been 57 days.