HC Deb 13 November 1967 vol 754 c30
35. Mr. Stratton Mills

asked the Attorney-General what proceedings he is taking against Granada Television for filming the operation of Radio Caroline South in breach of the Marine, &c., Broadcasting Offences Act.

The Solicitor-General (Sir Arthur Irvine)

None, Sir.

Mr. Mills

Was Granada warned that if it filmed Radio Caroline it faced prosecution, and was this on the authority of the Postmaster-General or the Law Officers? Was this not in clear breach of undertakings given by the Postmaster-General during the passage of the Act, particularly in Committee?

The Solicitor-General

My only answer is that, in the opinion of my right hon. and learned Friend, with whom I agree, it would not have been in the public interest to institute proceedings in this instance.