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Jamaica (Newspaper Advertising)

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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87.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the Government of Jamaica has permitted the "Gleaner" to increase its advertising content up to 60 per cent. of the total newsprint used on the condition that the paper reverts to its original price of 2d. a copy, in view of the fact that in this country the percentage regarded as reasonable for advertisement is only 25 per cent. and that much of the newsprint has to be bought from dollar sources.

My right hon. Friend has not been informed of the increase mentioned, but he is in correspondence with the Governor on the question and will write to the hon. Member.