HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 cc94-5W
106. Wing-Conunander Hulbert

asked the Minister of Transport the total cost of advertising in the national Press a New Year message from himself and the chairman of the Railway Commission; and why this expenditure was incurred.

Mr. Barnes

This space had been already reserved by the Railway Companies for general advertising purposes under contract entered into before 1st January, and it was considered appropriate to utilise the space for the publication of a message to the whole staff of the railways upon the occasion of such important changes. The proportionate value under contract of the space used is estimated at £1,500.