HC Deb 23 June 1927 vol 207 cc2055-6
69. Colonel WOODCOCK

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proportion of the million pounds sterling allotted to the Empire Marketing Board is being used for Press advertising, and what is the arrangement for the percentage paid in commission to advertising agents: and the names of the members of the committee who arranged the advertising?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

The percentage of the Empire Marketing fund provisionally allocated during the present financial year for the purpose of Press advertising is 12½as regards the second part of the question it would, for reasons which I am sure my lion and gallant Friend will appreciate, be contrary to settled practice to give such information. As the list of members of the Board's Publicity Committee of which I am Chairman is somewhat lengthy, I am arranging to have it circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the list of members: