HC Deb 15 November 1926 vol 199 c1554W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the British Broadcasting Company had accepted the manuscript of a speech to be delivered from the Dundee studio on the 3rd instant, by Dr. Ernst Deissmann, of Berlin, and that the subject was the entrance of Germany to the League of Nations; and why instructions were sent on the 1st instant that the speech was not to be permitted?

Viscount WOLMER

The British Broadcasting Company submitted to the Post Office a draft of the proposed speech, with an inquiry whether it could be broadcast if certain statements which it contained were omitted. The speech was of a political and controversial character, and the company were informed that it would be advisable that it should not be broadcast.