HC Deb 13 July 1936 vol 314 cc1672-3

(for Sir WILLIAM JENKINS) asked the Postmaster-General whether he will appoint one representative from Wales on the governors of the Broadcasting Corporation in the selection that is to be made; and whether he will appoint a person that is conversant with the aspirations and needs of Wales?


asked the Postmaster-General whether, when two additional governors of the British Broadcasting Corporation are appointed under the Ullswater Committee's report, he will take steps to see that they are representative of organised working-class opinion in this country, at present unrepresented on the board of governors?


I have noted the suggestions made and will see that they are not lost sight of when the new appointments are under consideration. At the same time, I think I should point out that the Ullswater Committee confirmed the previous recommendation of the Crawford Committee that the governors should not be appointed as representatives of particular localities or interests.


Does not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman recognise that while his reference to special localities may justly be applied to districts in England, in dealing with Wales he is dealing with a separate nation?