§ Mr. Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what decision his Department has reached on the application for newsprint price increases submitted by the British Paper and Board Makers' Association.
§ Sir G. Howe
No such application has been received. However, in response to applications from individual United Kingdom newsprint manufacturers the Government agreed on 24th January that the price of newsprint produced by them could be increased by £2 per metric ton from 1st March 1973.