HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 c405
33. Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Postmaster-General what proposals he has for prescribing regulations or directions under Section 4 (6, e) or Section 9 (2) of the Television Act relating to matters requiring the appearance of Government Department public relations officers on television programmes.

Mr. Marples

None, Sir.

Mr. Ness Edwards

In view of the Answer given yesterday and the Answer given now, will the right hon. Gentleman consider the undesirability of interposing civil servants between the Minister and the public?

Mr. Marples

The Prime Minister said yesterday that he would look into the question of the appearance of public relations officers on television, and I think we had better await the result of that inquiry.