§ 2. Sir Edward Keeling
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make a statement about the action he has taken to reduce the length of Government advertisements.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The Treasury issued a circular to all Government Departments 834 on this subject in August. I hope that economies will result, but it is too early yet to assess them.
§ Sir E. Keeling
Can my right hon. Friend say whether one officer in each Department is made responsible for seeing that advertisements are as short and as cheap as possible?
§ Mr. Butler
I cannot interfere with the domestic habits of different Departments but, as far as I am concerned, the more economy that there is in advertising and other matters the better.