§ Mr. MANDER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, with respect to the Empire Marketing Board, the amount that has been spent during the last completed year on posters, hoardings, poster boards and propaganda literature; and what contributions towards the expenses of the Board have been made by other members of the British Commonwealth of Nations?
§ Mr. LUNN
The expenditure so far brought to account in respect of the financial year 1928, on posters, hoardings, poster boards and propaganda literature is £96,799, 11s. 7d. No contributions towards the expenses of the Board have been made from any source other than the United Kingdom Exchequer, though a number of Oversea Governments have increased their expenditure in this country for publicity purposes since the Board's establishment. Many of the Board's grants for schemes of research, moreover, have been conditional upon contributions being made towards those schemes by Dominion and Colonial Governments and others, and the sum so far thus promised, as a direct result of the Board's recommendations, reaches the total of £380,000.