HC Deb 07 June 1972 vol 838 cc435-6
13. Mr. William Price

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications whether he will now announce the name of the new chairman of the governors of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Sir J. Eden

I have nothing to add to my predecessor's reply on 9th February to my hon. Friend the Member for Belfast, North (Mr. Stratton Mills).—[Vol. 830, c. 1319.]

Mr. Price

May we be assured that the right hon. Gentleman will ignore the demands of the neurotics on the benches behind him to appoint a right-wing political hack to straighten out the BBC? Will he make it absolutely clear that what the BBC wants more than anything else is the least possible interference from either side of this House?

Sir J. Eden

I have the very greatest respect for any view put forward by my hon. Friends, in whatever condition they may be.

Sir G. Nabarro

A splendid answer, John.