§ 19. Sir ROBERT THOMAS
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether British coal is regularly advertised in foreign countries; and, if not, whether, in view of the publicity policy of American and other competitors, he will see that information is systematically circulated in countries which now purchase foreign coal but are potential markets for British coal?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Herbert Williams)
I have been asked to reply. I have made inquiries and am advised that British coal is well advertised abroad, and that our methods of publicity compare favourably with those of other countries. Publicity in coal selling is, of course, a matter for the industry and not for the Government, although my Department is always only too anxious to give any assistance within its power.