§ Mr. ALBERY
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that books of postage stamps at present issued contain an advertisement advising purchasers of bacon to ask their grocers for a foreign brand; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?
Sir G. HAMILTON
asked the Postmaster-General whether, seeing that he has recently been advertising in the Government books of postage stamps a foreign manufactured product, he will give instructions that in future only Imperially produced articles are to be brought to the attention of the British public through this medium?
§ Lieut. - Colonel ACLAND - TROYTE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the front page of the Post Office Guide is occupied by an advertisement of a foreign product; and whether he will take steps to ensure that only British products are advertised in the publications of his Department in future?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
It is the policy of the Post Office to give preference to advertisements of Imperial products in its official publications, but I do not feel justified in instructing the Post Office advertising agents to refuse any advertisement of a foreign product, which, like the ones to which the hon. Members refer, is offered for a space which might otherwise have to be left vacant.673W