§ Sir FRANK MEYER
(by Private Notice) asked the Postmaster-General whether he can state the terms of reference and the composition of the Broadcasting Committee of Inquiry.
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Mitchell-Thomson)
Yes, Sir. The terms of reference will be as follow:To advise as to the proper scope of the broadcasting service and as to the management, control and finance thereof after the expiry of the existing licence on 31st December, 1926. The Committee will indicate what changes in the law, if any, are desirable in the interests of the broadcasting service.
§ The Committee will be constituted as follows:—
- Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, K.T., P.C. (Chairman).
- Lord Rayleigh, F.R.S.
- Lord Blanesburgh, G.B.E.
- The right hon. Gentleman the Member for Ross and Cromarty (Mr. Macpherson).
- The right hon. Gentleman the Member for Central Edinburgh (Mr. William Graham).
- Sir Thomas Royden, Bart,, C.H.
- Dame Meriel Talbot, D.B.E.
- Sir Henry Hadow, C.B.E.
- The hon. and gallant Member for North St. Pancras (Captain Ian Eraser).
- Rudyard Kipling, Esq.
- W. E. Weston, Esq., of the General Post Office (Secretary).
§ It is expected that the Committee will commence their sittings during the month of November.
§ Colonel DAY
Will the Committee also consider a reduction of the fees charged to the crystal licence holders.