HC Deb 18 March 1929 vol 226 c1482
18. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what foreign Governments allocate sums from public funds for advertising home manufactures in other countries; upon what general lines is this done; and is his Department spending money upon publicity for British goods abroad?

Mr. DOUGLAS HACKING (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

The answer to the first and second parts of the hon. Member's question is that, so far as I am aware, no foreign Government allocates moneys from public funds to the advertising of manufactured goods produced by private industry. As regards the third part of the question, my Department expends no money upon publicity for British goods abroad, if the expenditure on publicity for the British Industries Fair be excepted.


Is it not a fact that other Governments spend considerable sums of money in facilitating the export of goods—that the Polish Government, for instance, facilitates the export of coal?


I said privately manufactured goods.