HC Deb 23 January 1969 vol 776 c649
16. Dr. Winstanley

asked the Postmaster-General if he will now seek to amend the Television Act so as to enable members of the boards of contracting television companies to broadcast in television programmes other than those transmitted, produced or initiated by their own companies.

Mr. Stonehouse

No, Sir. The Television Act does not prohibit directors of programme companies from appearing on television so long as they do not express opinions on matters of political or industrial controversy.

Dr. Winstanley

Is the Postmaster-General aware that that statement represents a major departure from previous Government policy in this matter?

Mr. Stonehouse

It does not. It is fully in line with Section 3(2) of the Television Act, 1964.

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