§ 24. Mr. MARCUS SAMUEL
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in order to extend trade with Russia, he will arrange for the advertising of English goods and the workers' standard of living and working conditions, so as to popularise British manufactures in Russia by means of broadcast announcements in Russian?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Major Tryon)
The question whether the broadcasting service in this country should be used for advertising was considered by the Ullswater Committee; and I am unable to make any statement on the subject pending the outcome of the Government's consideration of the Committee's report.
§ Mr. SAMUEL
Seeing that the Soviet is the Government concerned, might we not have a little reciprocity in this matter, and does not the right hon. Gentleman think that the Soviet would welcome such arrangements?
§ Mr. GEORGE GRIFFITHS
Would it not be as well if we advertised also the weavers' wages which have appeared the last two week-ends, so that they would know how we are paying some of our workers?