HC Deb 08 November 1950 vol 480 cc923-4
46. Mr. L. Hale

asked the Lord President of the Council when he expects to receive the Report of the Royal Commission on the British Broadcasting Corporation.

The Lord President of the Council (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Ashford (Mr. Deedes) on 24th October.

Mr. Hale

While not knowing off-hand the answer which my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member, might I ask him to bear in mind that there is some public anxiety in this matter? Even in another place there has been a temporary display of interest. Would my right hon. Friend urge on the Commission the desirability of making an early report?

Mr. Morrison

I asked for the report by the end of the year, and I have no particular reason to think that it will not be available by then.