§ 40. Mr. SCRYMGEOUR
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the broadcasting of the regular supply of local news in the respective districts of the country has been discontinued, to the disappointment of the communities; and whether he will, in such circumstances, make representations to the Broadcasting Corporation in support of the appeals that are being made for the renewal of the localised news service?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
This is a matter within the responsibility of the British Broadcasting Corporation, which, I have no doubt, will consider any representations made to it on the subject.
§ Mr. SCRYMGEOUR
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of this having been withdrawn through pressure being put on by the Press combination and, if so, does he not, from the Government point of view, think it advisable to stop this coercion of the Broadcasting Corporation's powers?