§ Mr. J. HARRIS
asked the Postmaster-General whether he accepts any responsibility for the advertisements of Graham, March and Company, Limited, in official telephone directories, including the clothbound edition of the London Telephone Directory and the West and East Yorkshire Telephone directory; and whether, before accepting these advertisements, any inquiry was made as to the character of the business done by this firm?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
The advertisements referred to do not appear in the current issue of the London Telephone Directory, and it has already been arranged with the advertising contractors that they shall not appear in the reprints of the directories for the other districts. It is not the practice of the Post Office to make a detailed inquiry as to the business activities of any advertiser; and, as indicated in the preface to these directories, no responsibility is accepted for the statements contained in the trade advertisements.