§ 7. Miss Burton
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will consult the Newspaper Proprietors Association, the Weekly Newspapers Periodical Proprietors Association and the Independent Television Authority as a preliminary to legislation to control the acceptance of hire purchase advertisements.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
The Newspaper Proprietors Association, the Periodical Proprietors Association and the Independent Television Authority have already been asked for their views on this subject.
§ Miss Burton
Does not the right hon. Gentleman feel able to be a little more forthcoming and able to tell the House what their views were? Is not the Newspaper Proprietors Association already careful with regard to the type of advertisement it accepts in its newspapers?
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
It is true that some improvement has taken place in the standard of these advertisements, which is a matter which we should all take into account in considering the question of legislation.