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Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th January 1945.

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Photo of Mr Maurice Petherick Mr Maurice Petherick , Penryn and Falmouth 12:00 am, 17th January 1945

asked the Minister of Food what was the cost of his Department's advertisement under the heading "Food Facts Puzzle Corner" in the London "Times" newspaper of 28th December, 1944.

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

Seventy-eight pounds.

Photo of Mr Maurice Petherick Mr Maurice Petherick , Penryn and Falmouth

After examining the advertisement in question does not the Minister agree that it was wholly puerile and an absolute waste of the taxpayers' money?

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

I did see it, as a matter of fact, and I came prima facie to the same kind of conclusion as that of my hon. Friend; but I made inquiries when I got back to London, and I found it was an advertisement that was very generally appreciated. We had lots of evidence of that from a lot of houses up and down the country.