HC Deb 27 April 1953 vol 514 cc1730-1
11. Mr. Palmer

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if, in view of the obligation placed by Parliament upon the nationalised electricity supply industry to balance its outgoings by its revenue, he will relax his restriction upon promotional advertising by the industry.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

I am at present discussing future publicity arrangements with the gas and electricity industries.

Mr. Palmer

Would the Minister not agree that it is most unfair that the electricity supply industry, which is in practical commercial competition with the other fuel and power industries, and has certainly very strong technical competition, should have a restriction placed upon its advertising policy while the solid fuel industry should be entirely free?

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