§ 56. Mr. D. HERBERT
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what control is exercised over the class of advertisements on the back of printed letters used by inspectors of taxes for purposes of communication with Income Tax payers; and what steps are taken to see that such advertisements are of a suitable character?
§ Mr. McNEILL
The acceptance of advertisements for display in the vacant space on printed letter-forms used by His 1233 Majesty's Inspectors of Taxes is in every case subject to the approval of the Controller of His Majesty's Stationery Office, who consults the Board of Inland Revenue before giving that approval.
§ Mr. HERBERT
Does the right hon. Gentleman think the Board of Inland Revenue would consider it suitable that letters from Inspectors of Taxes to Income Tax payers should contain on the back advertisements as to methods of saving Income Tax such as the one I have in my hand?
Is it not a curious policy for the Government to advertise drink, when they have to pass laws prohibiting its sale?
§ Mr. WALLHEAD
Does the right hon. Gentleman think it is consonant with the dignity of the State to advertise on State documents at all?