§ Mr. CHURCHILL
asked the Prime Minister the causes of the deadlock which prevent the reasonable use of the broadcast for controversial politics; and whether he will consider an arrangement whereby each political party shall be entitled to use the broadcast in proportion to its votes at the last General Election, the Government of the day being entitled, in addition, to certain necessary facilities for the purposes of a national and nonparty character?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The conversations which took place between the three political parties by the usual channels during the last Parliament failed to result in agreement owing to the fact that our predecessors claimed that the Government should be entitled to reply to each section of the Opposition in turn. If there is a desire on the part of the parties opposite that these conversations should be resumed, I should be glad to comply with the request, and the suggestion contained in the latter part of the right hon. Gentleman's question would no doubt be carefully considered by the parties to the proposed conference.