HC Deb 01 June 1938 vol 336 c2050
83. Colonel Sandeman Allen

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to a recent announcement by the British Broadcasting Corporation in their news bulletin, advertising railway excursion facilities in connection with Chatham Navy Week; and, as under their charter the British Broadcasting Corporation is not allowed to broadcast advertisements, what steps he has taken to prevent a recurrence of this breach of the charter?

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Sir Walter Womersley)

The announcement in question was broadcast at the request of the Admiralty and called attention to the special facilities available for railway travel to Chatham, Portsmouth and Plymouth during Navy Week. In complying with the Admiralty's request, the British Broadcasting Corporation acted in conformity with the provisions of its licence.

Colonel Sandeman Allen

Will the hon. Gentleman instruct the Admiralty to say that road transport also is available when they are advertising these occasions?

Sir W. Womersley

I suggest that my hon. and gallant Friend should put a question down to the First Lord of the Admiralty.