HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 c579
74. Mr. W. Shepherd

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will issue instructions to Government Departments to limit the size of their Press advertisements to three-inch double columns and so bring them into conformity with commercial practice, in view of the shortage of space in newspapers.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

No, Sir.

Mr. Shepherd

Will the Minister give one single reason why he refuses to make those instructions?

Mr. Hall

The question is obviously based on a misunderstanding. Commercial practice does not limit advertisements to three-inch double columns. If the hon. Member will look at "The Times" this morning he will see that what I say is correct.

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