§ 3. Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs how much of the expenditure of the Empire Marketing Board on advertising by posters has been devoted to advertising the products of the Dominions and Colonies and how much to advertising the products of Great Britain?
No specific financial allocation is made out of the Empire Marketing Fund for poster or other advertising of the products of any individual Empire country or groups of countries. Of the 59 sets of posters displayed by the Board to date, 24 have either dealt with the subject of Empire buying in its general aspects or have combined a reference to home and oversea Empire products. Eleven sets have been devoted exclusively to home products and 24 have dealt with the products of the various Dominions and the other oversea Empire countries.
The hon. Member must be aware that it is not a question of the Dominions contributing. We never asked them to contribute, and the Empire Marketing Board was not set up with a view to the Dominions contributing, but, as I said in the debate last week, I should like them to reciprocate by a similar effort in their own countries.