HC Deb 09 November 1948 vol 457 cc1379-80
56. Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the poster issued by the Central Office of Information displayed at the "Raising the Standard Exhibition" staged at Charing Cross Underground Station which advertised the goods of the Co-operative Society; and whether the use of public funds to adver- tise a product of any particular concern is in accordance with Government policy.

Sir S. Cripps

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which was given to a similar Question by the hon. Member for Hornsey (Mr. Gammans) on 21st September.

Colonel Hutchison

Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman take steps to give an equivalent and compensating advertisement to competing concerns as he has given to the Co-operative Society?

Sir S. Cripps

I think if the hon. and gallant Member will read the answer to which I have referred, he will see that his supplementary question does not arise.