§ 2. Mr. Whitehead
asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what communications he has had from the British Broadcasting Corporation about its proposal for a fifth radio network and additional television facilities, separately funded, for educational purposes.
§ Mr. Whitehead
In that case, is the Minister aware that these interesting and, to some degree, revolutionary proposals which have been trailed by the Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation are a valuable contribution to the debate about the future of broadcasting but that that contribution, like all other similar ones, would be better placed in the context of a full national inquiry into broadcasting?
§ Sir J. Eden
I agree with the hon. Gentleman's latter point. On his first point, I read the Director-General's speech with a great deal of interest.