§ 43. Sir WALTER de FRECE
asked the Postmaster-General for what reason his Department vetoed the proposal to broadcast the speeches at the House of Commons on the 26th instant, on the occasion of the dinner given to celebrate the 70th birthday of Mr. George Bernard Shaw?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL - THOMSON
I should have been glad to give permission for the broadcasting of Mr. Shaw's speech if an assurance could have been obtained that argumentative political controversy would be avoided. Such an assurance could not be obtained, and permission was accordingly refused.