HC Deb 09 August 1972 vol 842 c1701
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.

Sir J. Eden

None, Sir.

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.