HC Deb 07 December 1936 vol 318 c1624
25. Mr. CARY

asked the Postmaster-General what annual revenue is derived, directly or through a contractor, for advertisements in books of stamps; what portion of the revenue so obtained is derived from advertisements of medicines and appliances for the cure or relief of rheumatism and arthritis and of deafness, respectively; and whether, in view of paragraph 57 (2) of the report of the Select Committee on Patent Medicines in 1914 recommending the prohibition of advertisements of cures for deafness, among other diseases, it is his practice to consult the Minister of Health respecting such advertisements?


The figure asked for in the first part of the question is £16,493, and those asked for in the second half are £838 and £3,074. The answer to the third part is in the negative, but the Minister of Health is aware of the general policy of the Post Office.