Railway Posters.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1940.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Magnay Mr Thomas Magnay , Gateshead

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has approved the costly poster display of the railway companies, in view of the urgent necessity of conserving the national paper resources?

Photo of Sir John Reith Sir John Reith , Southampton

The posters now displayed were all printed before the Control of Paper Order of 25th May. The alternatives were to display them or to pulp them. They are now being displayed, but there will be no waste, as all railway posters are eventually scraped off, pulped and re-used for paper making.

Photo of Mr Richard Acland Mr Richard Acland , Barnstaple

Who actually pays for this poster campaign; and does it reduce in any way the amount of money which becomes payable to shareholders?