30. Mr. Brian Harrison
asked the Minister of Power if he will give a general direction, in the public interest, to the gas and electricity boards to limit the advertising of imported foods in their showrooms.
But does not the right hon. Gentleman think that it does a tremendous lot of harm to these industries and their good relations with the public when Danish bacon and such like things are advertised in farming districts?
§ Mr. Peyton
While I agree with the Minister that, in general, it is undesirable for Ministers to interfere in matters of advertising policy, may I ask him whether he thinks that on this occasion the Midlands Board has gone much too far and way beyond what is discreet and reasonable in publicising an imported product? This does not come well from a nationalised industry.