HC Deb 02 June 1964 vol 695 cc894-5
8. Mr. Lipton

asked the Postmaster-General whether, following the example of Sweden, Denmark and Belgium, he will introduce legislation to ban pirate ship broadcasting.

5. Mr. B. Harrison

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in considering legislation concerning offshore radio stations, he will take into account the need for an adequate all-music radio programme to serve the eastern half of England.

11 and 12. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Postmaster-General (1) what plans he has for the licensing of commercial sound radio;

(2) what representations he has received in the last six months concerning the possibility of the licensing of commercial sound radio; and if he will give an assurance that no step will be taken in this direction in the lifetime of the present Parliament.

14. Mr. Mason

asked the Postmaster-General when he will publish the terms of his Bill to illegalise the support of off-shore private radio stations.

19 and 20. Mr. Boyden

asked the Postmaster-General (1) if he has received the report of the working party on local sound broadcasting stations; and when he expects to permit the British Broadcasting Corporation to start local experimental stations;

(2) if he will permit the British Broadcasting Corporation to establish a local sound broadcasting station in the North-East as an experiment in local educational broadcasting.

Mr. Bevins

As the answer is rather long I shall, with your permission, Mr. Speaker, make a statement after Questions.

Mr. Lipton


Mr. Speaker

Order. As far as I can see, nothing could arise out of the Postmaster-General's Answer.


Mr. Speaker

I must consult the House, as I am not sure how to deal with the matter. In view of the form of the Answer which the Postmaster-General gave to Question No. 8 and others, I think that I should call other hon. Members whose Questions were answered then, in the hope that they will not be able to invent a supplementary question.

Mr. Hamilton

Question No. 11.

Mr. Bevins

As the Answer is rather long, I should like, with permission, to make a statement after Questions.