HC Deb 02 May 1938 vol 335 cc521-2W
Mr. D. Somerville

asked the Postmaster-General why bands connected with commercial undertakings are allowed to broadcast in this country under the name of the firm with which they are connected, as these broadcasts are a form of advertising?

Major Tryon:

Under the Licence granted to the British Broadcasting Corporation on the 1st January, 1937, they are permitted to announce the name and description of the performers of any item in a broadcast programme. The Licence was presented to this House in draft form as a Command Paper (5329) in December, 1936, and formed the subject of debate.