HC Deb 26 January 1955 vol 536 cc139-40
27. Mr. Fell

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he will make a statement on the resignation of Sir Charles Colston from the Independent Television Authority; and whether he will announce the name of the successor to fill this vacancy on the Independent Television Authority Board.

Mr. Gammans

The correspondence between my noble Friend and Sir Charles Colston has been published in the Press and nothing more can be added to it. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy which is already in the Library.

My noble Friend will announce Sir Charles Colston's successor as soon as possible.

Mr. Fell

Will my hon. Friend try to hurry his noble Friend in the making of this appointment, and will he bear in mind when it is being made that the I.T.A. would be greatly strengthened by the appointment of someone experienced in free enterprise business administration?

Mr. Gammans

All the necessary qualifications will be kept very carefully in mind.