23. Mr. De la Bère
asked the Postmaster-General, having regard to the widespread desire throughout the country for closer contact between the public and the British Broadcasting Corporation, whether he will consider introducing legislation to revise the charter in this connection?
§ The Postmaster-General (Major Tryon)
No, Sir. Closer contact with listeners is sought by the British Broadcasting Corporation in various ways, and I see no reason to suppose that these would be made easier or more effective by any change in the terms of the Royal Charter, which was granted less than a year ago after full discussion in this House.
Mr. De la Bère
Are the Government aware of the increasing ramifications and responsibilities of the British Broadcasting Corporation every day, and are they further aware that there is a real totalitarian dictatorship at Langham Place?
§ Major Tryon
I think my hon. Friend is mistaken. I would suggest to him that the methods by which the British Broadcasting Corporation keep in touch with the different districts include regional conferences, correspondence and other methods.