§ The Publicity Committee.
§ The Right hon. W. G. A. Ormsby-Gore, M. P. (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies) (Chairman).
§ Sir William S. Crawford, K.B.E. (Member of the Empire Marketing Board and the Imperial Economic Committee; Governing Director of Messrs. W. S. Crawford, Limited) (Vice-Chairman).
§ Sir Thomas Allen (Member of the Empire Marketing Board and the Imperial Economic Committee).
§ Sir Woodman Burbidge, Bart., C.B.E. (Chairman and Managing Director of Messrs. Harrods, Limited).
§ The Viscount Burnham, G.C.M.G., O.H. (President of the Empire Press Union).
§ Sir William Clark, K.C.S.I., C.M.G. (Comptroller-General of the Department of Overseas Trade).
§ Mrs. Cottrell (Director of the Co-opera tine Wholesale Society, Limited).
§ Lieut.-General Sir William Furse, K.C.B., D.S.O. (Director of the Imperial Institute).
§ Mr. T. Johnston, M.P.
§ Mr. H. A. F. Lindsay, C.I.E., O.B.E (Member of the Empire Marketing Board).
§ Mr. F. L. McDougall, C.M.G. (Member of the Empire Marketing Board and the Imperial Economic Committee).
§ Mr. F. Pick (Assistant Managing Director, London Underground Railways, Limited and London General Omnibus Company, Limited).
§ Lieut.-Colonel N. G. Scorgie, C. B. E. (Deputy-Controller of His Majesty's Stationery Office).
§ Mr. J. O. Stobart (Director of Education of the British Broadcasting Corporation).
§ Sir William Perring. J.P., M.P.
§ Mr. G. Huxley, M.C. (Secretary).2057
§ 70. Colonel WOODCOCK
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how much of the million pounds sterling allotted to the Empire Marketing Board he estimates will be spent this year; and what proportion of the amount will be spent in advertising British products in the Dominions?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
It is at present anticipated that the expenditure to be met out of the Empire Marketing Fund during the present financial year will amount to approximately £774,000. In reply to the last part of the question, the purpose of the Fund, apart from defraying the cost of the Imperial Economic Committee and of investigations that may be undertaken with a view to the development of Inter-Imperial Trade, is to further the marketing of Empire products (which of course include home agricultural produce) in this country. No part of the Fund, therefore, will be spent in advertising British products in the Dominions.