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Nationalised Industries (Advertising Expenditure)

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1982

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asked the Prime Minister which statutory powers of ministerial direction to nationalised industries may include directions related to their advertising expenditure.

Statutes vary from industry to industry, but Ministers normally have powers of general direction over nationalised industries which can be exercised in the national interest. In certain circumstances, which would be a matter for consideration in each individual case, it might be possible to use these powers to require industries, in general terms, to reduce their advertising expenditure.