§ Mr. PERKINS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total sum spent by the Government on national advertising during the last three years: and with which newspapers the money has been spent?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The amount expended from public funds on Press advertising during the last three completed financial years is approximately as follows:
£ 1930 … … … 196,000 1931 … … … 121,000 1932 … … … 189,000
These figures include the expenditure of the Empire Marketing Board and in connection with the 5 per cent. War Loan Conversion. Figures are not available showing the distribution of these payments between different newspapers and periodicals, and their compilation would, I am afraid, involve a disproportionate amount of labour.