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Stamp Books (Advertisements)

Volume 319: debated on Tuesday 2 February 1937

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he has received representations from the British Medical Association respecting certain classes of advertisements appearing in the books of stamps issued by the Post Office; and whether he proposes to take action in the matter?

Representations on this subject were received from the British Medical Association a few years ago. My right hon. Friend recently reviewed the matter in connection with a question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Eccles (Mr. Cary) on 7th December last, and found no reason for altering the present policy, which is to exclude advertisements of medicines purporting to cure certain diseases specified in paragraph 58 of the report of the Select Committee on Patent Medicines, 1914, but to accept other advertisements whose wording is not objectionable and whose bona fides is not suspect.