§ 28. Mr. STEPHEN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the taxation of advertisements; and whether the Treasury can give an estimate of the amount of money spent in the country on advertisements?
§ Major Sir GEORGE HENNESSY (for Mr. CHURCHILL)
As my right hon. Friend informed the hon. Member for the Gorton Division (Mr. Compton) on 15th February last, this matter has already received close examination in the Treasury. As regards the last part of the question, it is stated in the preliminary Report of the 1924 Census of Production that the total receipts from all sources, including advertisements of newspapers, magazines, etc., amounted to £42 millions. The receipts from advertisements are not given separately, nor, of course, would expenditure on hoardings, etc., be included.