§ 33. Mr. MITCHESON
asked the Home Secretary if he will instruct the police to compel the directorate of the British Broadcasting Corporation to remove immediately the statue recently placed over the front entrance of Broadcasting House in Portland Place, as being objectionable to public morals and decency?
§ Mr. MITCHESON
Is it the opinion of the right hon. Gentleman that there is no offence against public decency in this case?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I propose to quote the words of Mr. Gladstone, who had to answer a similar question:I am not officially the arbiter either of taste or morals, and I have no control over the decoration of private buildings unless they violate the law. Were it otherwise, I should see no reason for interfering.