HC Deb 21 February 1938 vol 332 cc30-1
60. Mr. Thorne

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will arrange for Members of this House to see television at Broadcasting House?

Major Tryon

The B.B.C. have informed me that they will be glad to afford the desired facilities. Seats in the viewing room at Broadcasting House will be reserved for Members, on request to the Corporation by letter or telephone, for either the 3 p.m. or the 9 p.m. television programme on any week-day, subject, of course, to the limited accommodation not being already filled.

Mr. Thorne

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman have any objection to writing to the British Broadcasting Corporation with a view to getting television shown in Westminster Hall, so that Members may have an opportunity of seeing it?

Major Tryon

There was an opportunity given to Members of this House over a period, but very few Members were able to avail themselves of it. This is a much more extended invitation, and, I believe, it will fit in much better with their arrangements.