HC Deb 18 March 1953 vol 513 c17
18. Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what steps he is taking, or proposes to take, to secure agreement between the professional sports organisations and the British Broadcasting Corporation's television department, so as to secure the maximum possible televising of sports events.

Mr. Gammans

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the right hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Ness Edwards) on 11th March, 1953.

Mr. Roberts

As the answer to which the hon. Gentleman has referred the House contains absolutely no information whatsoever, may I ask him whether it would not be a wise step for him to reconvene the Sports Television Advisory Committee set up by his predecessor to consider this vital question?

Mr. Gammans

Yes, my noble Friend is considering doing that, but I think that the very large question that the hon. Gentleman has raised goes far outside the functions of the Sports Advisory Committee.