§ MR. AGG-GARDNER (Cheltenham)
I beg to ask the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury if he can conveniently state by what principle of selection provincial newspapers are chosen to receive Government advertisements, and if the extent of the circulation of a newspaper is allowed to exercise any influence on the decision.
§ *THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir WILLIAM WALROND, Devonshire, Tiverton)
The selection of the newspapers in which particular advertisements appear rests with the heads of the Departments 361 concerned. I imagine that regard is had in each case to the question of the circulation of the paper amongst the classes whom the advertisements are desired to reach.