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Government Advertising

Volume 463: debated on Friday 8 April 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount of money paid by His Majesty's Government to the Belfast "Evening Telegraph" from January, 1945, to December, 1948, for advertising; and if he will give details of all Government advertisements which this paper has refused or accepted only subject to modifications, with the reasons given?

£6,850 including commission to the agents. In common with other newspapers this newspaper has not been able, because of shortage of space, to include all advertisements offered. No record of any refusal or conditional acceptance of any advertisement of His Majesty's Government on other grounds can be traced.