HC Deb 23 April 1951 vol 487 c21
45. Mr. Spearman

asked the Prime Minister which Minister is now responsible for answering Questions on matters of general policy affecting operations of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

I have been asked to reply. For the time being, Questions on this subject, of a kind which cannot appropriately be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General, should be put down to my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister.

Mr. Spearman

As the Postmaster-General has not yet succeeded in bringing about any improvement of the persistently bad reception on the Yorkshire coast, would the right hon. Gentleman himself give an assurance that he will have technical inquiries made, and made before October when, I understand, he intends once more to give himself the pleasure of a visit to Scarborough?

Mr. Morrison

That has hardly anything to do with the Question on the Paper. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman would put it down.

Mr. Summers

Would the right hon. Gentleman say what he means by the phrase "for the time being"?

Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braithwaite

Pending further resignations.