HL Deb 09 October 1945 vol 137 cc218-9

My Lords, I beg to ask the question standing in my name.

[The question was as follows:

To ask His Majesty's Government, whether they are aware of the energy being devoted at present in the United States of America towards the establishment of television, and of the disquiet felt in many circles in this country regarding the apparent lack of activity in this direction by the appropriate bodies here; and whether they will give consideration, now that hostilities have ceased, to making some pronouncement as to their intentions in this field especially in view of the findings published in the Report of the Television Committee, 1943.]


My Lords, I have been asked to reply to the noble Lord on behalf of my right honourable friend the Minister of Information. The Government are aware of the position in the United States of America with regard to the development of television there. They do not feel any anxiety about the capacity of the authorities concerned to produce a television service in this country. The Government have considered and given general approval to the recommendations of the Committee which, under the Chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Hankey, considered the future of the television service, and the necessary action has already been set in train.


My Lords, I beg to thank the noble Earl for his reply.