HC Deb 05 July 1927 vol 208 cc1073-4

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements have been made by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland with regard to the expenditure of publicity grants from the Empire Marketing Fund; and what particular classes of home-grown produce it has been decided to support by such advertisements?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Amery)

I have been asked reply to this question Expenditure on publicity is under the direct control of the Empire Marketing Board in conjunction with His Majesty's Stationery Office, and, therefore, no grants for publicity purposes have been made to the Board of Agriculture for Scotland. The policy of the Empire Marketing Board is to put the claims of the home agricultural producer, including, of course, the Scottish producer, in the forefront of its publicity.


Can my right hon. hon. Friend say what special steps are taken to see that the interests of the Scottish home producer are safeguarded, and what steps are taken to pursue this compaign in the large industrial centres in Scotland?


The campaign is being carried out in all the main industrial centres of Scotland as well as in England, and attention is drawn to the desirability of purchasing the produce of the home grower.