§ 20. Mr. Lambie
asked the Minister of State for Defence how many representations he has received protesting against the use of the names of private firms in recruitment advertisements for the Armed Forces.
§ Mr. Lambie
That is a strange answer in view of the letter that I have received from the Minister following representations that I made on this subject on behalf of the Irvine Trades Council. Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the name "Guinness" has been used in numerous Army advertisements? Is he further aware that the Guinness Company has given £20,000 towards Tory Party funds? Although Guinness might be good for you and me, Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Under-Secretary to guarantee that in any future advertising campaign for recruitment for the Army no company names, especially the names of companies which have contributed money towards Tory Party funds, will be used?