§ 41. Captain FRASER
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that many voluntary organisations for the blind are presenting blind persons with wireless sets in view of the special need which they fill in such cases; and if, in view of this, he can do anything to expedite the decision as to whether or not the Government proposes to put into effect the recommendation of the Broadcasting Committee that blind persons should be permitted to utilise wireless receiving sets without licences, especially as the merits of this matter are not affected by whatever decisions the Government may in due course take as to the future conduct of broadcasting?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER - GENERAL (Viscount Wolmer)
I regret I am unable to add to the answer given to the hon. Member for Nottingham West on the 4th March last upon this subject.
§ Captain FRASER
May I ask my noble Friend if he can indicate how soon it will be possible to deal with this matter, which certainly should not be held up by the general question?
§ Viscount WOLMER
As this is a matter which will require legislation. I cannot answer that question of my hon. Friend.