HC Deb 01 July 1924 vol 175 cc1161-2W

asked the Postmaster-General what restrictions he has imposed upon the broadcasting of news matter; whether such restrictions are imposed in the interests of the newspaper proprietors; and whether he contemplates any varia- tion in the conditions under which news is collected and distributed by the British Broadcasting Company?


The licence granted to the British Broadcasting Company on the 18th January, 1923, provides that the company may not broadcast news except such as they may obtain from certain approved news agencies; and under the company's arrangements with the agencies, news may not be broadcast before 7 p.m. I have asked the Broadcasting Board for an expression of their views on the question of an extension of the facilities for the broadcasting of news, and I understand that the Board are at present considering the matter.