asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, with a view to increasing Excess Profits Tax receipts and decreasing the unnecessary use of labour and materials, he will consider the desirability of imposing a substantial restriction upon display advertisements, especially as many of the articles advertised are now unobtainable?
The question of restriction of advertising is not a matter within my province. As regards the taxation aspect to which my hon. Friend refers, I can only refer him to the replies I gave on this question to my hon. Friend the Member for Newport (Sir R. Clarry) on 25th November, 1941 [OFFICIAL REPORT; cols. 605–6, Vol. 376], and to my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Mr. Creech Jones) on 16th December, 1941 [OFFICIAL REPORT; cols. 1828–9, Vol. 376].