HC Deb 20 November 1973 vol 864 c1119
20. Mr. Lambie

asked the Minister of State for Defence how many representations he has received protesting against the use of the names of private firms in recruitment advertisements for the Armed Forces.

Mr. Buck

None, Sir.

Mr. Lambie

That is a strange answer in view of the letter that I have received from the Minister following representations that I made on this subject on behalf of the Irvine Trades Council. Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the name "Guinness" has been used in numerous Army advertisements? Is he further aware that the Guinness Company has given £20,000 towards Tory Party funds? Although Guinness might be good for you and me, Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Under-Secretary to guarantee that in any future advertising campaign for recruitment for the Army no company names, especially the names of companies which have contributed money towards Tory Party funds, will be used?

Mr. Buck

I am delighted to hear of the good sense of the Guinness Company, which frankly I did not know about. I assure the hon. Gentleman that it has no connection with recruiting advertising.

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