HC Deb 15 March 1940 vol 358 cc1516-7W
Sir A. Wilson

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can yet state the outcome of his investigation, announced on 28th June, into the policy of the Post Office in regard to advertisements in stamp booklets of proprietary medicines promising immediate results to sufferers from affections of the kidney, bladder and prostate gland, rheumatism, backache and painful joints; and whether he is aware that such an advertisement still appears in all 5s. booklets?

Captain Waterhouse

The Postmaster-General has come to the conclusion that he cannot in present circumstances modify the long-standing policy of confining exclusion of advertisements on medical grounds to those relating to medicines covered by paragraph 58 (2) of the Report of the Select Committee on Patent Medicines, 1914, owing to the loss of revenue which would be entailed.