HC Deb 05 May 1948 vol 450 cc1260-1
44. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Postmaster-General how many aliens are now employed in the B.B.C. for whom he has given specific written authority.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

Four, Sir.

Sir W. Smithers

As the Government have now publicly condemned this menace, will the right hon. Gentleman review those authorities already given and use great discretion in the future?

Mr. Paling

I will use discretion, of course, but I am not going to review what has already been done.

Mr. Bramall

Will my right hon. Friend make it clear that we do not accept the implication that the words "alien" and "communist" are synonymous.