HC Deb 07 July 1924 vol 175 cc1795-6W

asked the Postmaster-General whether any recent changes have taken place in the directorate of the British Broadcasting Company; what are the qualifications for the position of director; and whether he will state the names of the gentlemen who are assisting Lord Gainford?


No recent change has been made in the directorate of the British Broadcasting Company. Under the company's articles of association, six directors are nominated by six guaranteeing firms and two by other firms who are members of the company. In addition there are a chairman and managing director who are unconnected with the guaranteeing or member firms. The non-guaranteeing firms may nominate an additional director if and when their total holding of shares reaches £15,000.

The names of the present directors are as follow:—

  • Lord Gainford (Chairman).
  • Mr. J. C. W. Reith (Managing Director).
  • Mr. Basil Binyon.
  • Mr. John Gray.
  • Mr. Godfrey C. Isaacs.
  • Mr. A. M. McKinstry.
  • Sir Wm. Noble.
  • Mr. H. M. Pease.
  • The Right Hon. Sir Wm Bull, Bart., M.P.
  • Mr. W. W. Burnham.