HC Deb 26 January 1955 vol 536 c140
34. Mr. Fell

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he has yet prescribed the maximum and minimum daily hours during which the commercial television stations are going to broadcast programmes.

Mr. Gammans

No, Sir. My noble Friend hopes to do so shortly.

Mr. Fell

Can my hon. Friend give an assurance that he will give no directions to the Independent Television Authority about what has come to be known as the bedtime hour? Is he aware that at the bedtime hour the B.B.C. give sound programmes but not vision programmes.

Mr. Gammans

I should not like to anticipate what order my noble Friend may give on the subject.

Mr. Ness Edwards

Does the hon. Gentleman's answer mean that no contracts have been signed with the I.T.A.?

Mr. Gammans

I think not.