§ 53. Sir Granville Gibson
asked the Minister of Supply whether he has considered the posters issued regularly to firms to display in their works samples of which have been submitted to him by the hon. Member for Pudsey and Otley; whether he will reconsider the issue of this type of poster as it uses so much paper; and can he state the amount expended on the preparation and issue of such posters?
§ The Minister of Supply (Sir Andrew Duncan)
I understand that the posters, 36 of which my hon. Friend sent me samples, only one of which is issued by the Ministry of Supply, are generally welcomed by employers and workers. The question of further posters is under review by the Departments concerned. The cost of the poster issued by the Ministry of Supply was £120.
§ Sir G. Gibson
Does not the right hon. Gentleman consider that there ought to be a drastic curtailment of the issue of some of these posters, which are uninstructive and foolish and objects of ridicule, apart from the fact of the waste of public money?
§ Sir A. Duncan
The poster of the Ministry of Supply was a particularly educative poster and was greatly welcomed in the factories.
§ Sir H. Williams
Could not the right hon. Gentleman use the paper available for posters to make cartons for ice cream?