§ 30. Mr. Janner
asked the Postmaster-General if he will prohibit the use of officially-approved postal franking machines for printing advertisements encouraging drinking before driving an example of which has been sent to him by the hon. Member for Leicester, North-West.
§ The Assistant Postmaster-General (Miss Mervyn Pike)
As my right hon. Friend informed the hon. Member the particular slogan to which he refers was intended to advertise a book. Unfortunately, it was clearly liable to misinterpretation, and as soon as it came to notice it was withdrawn under longstanding arrangements which are designed to preclude the sort of advertisement the hon. Member has in mind.
§ Mr. Janner
While expressing my gratitude to the hon. Lady for the expeditious way in which this was dealt with, in view of the fact that such a statement asTime Gentlemen, please! One For the Road.actually appeared on this franking, what kind of precautions does she intend to take to ensure that such a serious statement as that should not be contained in an allowed franking arrangement?