§ 17. Mr. Hugh Fraser
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will now give permission to the British Broadcasting Corporation to make preparations for the introduction of colour television in the autumn of 1967.
§ Mr. Fraser
Surely the right hon. Gentleman will agree that, unless a decision is taken soon, we shall not get colour television for many years to come? Surely at this time he knows the view of the B.B.C. that general permission to go ahead with preparation should be given.
§ Mr. Benn
If there is one thing more important than getting a decision it is getting a right decision. If the right hon. Gentleman has followed this, as I am sure he has, in the Press and read the recent article in the Economist, he will know that one could go wrong by hastening too rapidly before further consideration has been given.