asked the Postmaster-General how many meetings of the advisory committee of the Post Office have been held during his tenure of office; upon what date the last meeting took place; and whether the opinion of this advisory committee has been sought on the question of advertising the telephone service?
The answer to the first part of the question is six; to the second, 25th May, 1927. The development of the telephone service has constantly engaged the attention of the Advisory Council; while the relative merits of different means of advertisement have not been specifically referred to the Council I have no reason to suppose that they would dissent from the policy at present pursued.
Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that, in the case of a business committee like this, many of whom are experts, it would be possible for them to meet more than six times and, further, does he think that the miserable sum of £86 per annum, as announced yesterday, is enough for the advertising of the Government's greatest business?