§ 28. Captain P. MACDONALD
asked the Postmaster-General whether a decision has yet been reached as to the nature of the commission which will be set up to consider future policy with regard to broadcasting in this country 190 after the expiry of the existing charter of the British Broadcasting Corporation; and if so, what, will be the approximate date on which such commission will be set up?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Captain Sir Ernest Bennett)
No decisions have yet been arrived at in this matter. As my right hon. Friend stated yesterday, the Charter of the British Broadcasting Corporation has still more than two years to run.
§ Captain MACDONALD
Is the hon. Member going to wait until the expiration of this contract before reconsidering the matter?
§ Mr. HOLFORD KNIGHT
In view of the numerous matters and considerations which will have to be taken into account, will the hon. Member communicate with our mutual right hon. Friend with a view to a preliminary survey being made as soon as possible so that when this commission starts time may not be lost in accumulating the necessary data.