HC Deb 04 August 1926 vol 198 cc2980-1
27. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is prepared to authorise the immediate release of a sum of £6,000 out of the unexpended balance of broadcasting revenue retained by the Post Office, so that the British Broadcasting Company may be enabled to experiment in radio physical culture and morning programmes generally until the end of the year?

Viscount WOLMER

The answer is in the negative.

Colonel DAY

Is the Noble Lord aware that this has been tried with very great success in America, and might benefit the health of the nation here?

Viscount WOLMER

The Broadcasting Company have full power to carry out any programme they like within the financial limits that the Postmaster-General has imposed.


asked the Postmaster-General why the British Broadcasting Company, on Friday evening last, 30th July, broadcast an attack on prohibition in America when permission was, last summer, refused to broadcast a speech on temperance delivered by an hon. Member at an important international conference at Edinburgh?

Viscount WOLMER

The broadcast in question was not submitted by the British Broadcasting Company to the Postmaster-General, since the reference to prohibition was regarded by the company as only incidental to the general presentation of views by a distinguished American.