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Advertisements, Foreign Products

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 4 November 1930

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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?

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?

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?

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.