§ Mr. W. R. Duckworth
asked the Post-master-General what is the present composition of the Television Advisory Committee; what are the technical qualifications of its members so far as wireless broadcasting and television are concerned; and when their report on the extension of the television service may be expected?
§ Major Tryon
The present composition of the Television Advisory Committee is as follows:
The Lord Cadman, G.C.M.G., D.Sc.
Mr. E. V. Appleton, D.Sc., L.D., F.R.S., Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Colonel A. S. Angwin, D.S.O., M.C., M.I.E.E., B.Sc., Egineer-in-Chief, General Post Office.
Sir Noel Ashbridge, M.I.E.E., B.Sc., controller (Engineering), British Broad-casting Corporation.
Mr. O. F. Brown, M.A., B.Sc, Principal, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research; Secretary, Radio Research Board.
Vice-Admiral Sir C. Carpendale, C.B., lately Deputy Director-General, British Broadcasting Corporation.
Sir Cecil Graves, K.C.M.G., M.C., Deputy Director-General, British Broad-casting Corporation.
Mr. G. Ismay, C.B., Comptroller and Accountant-General, General Post Office.
Mr. F. W. Phillips, C.M.G., Director, Telecommunications Department, General Post Office.
Sir Frank Smith, G.B.E., K.C.B., D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.S., lately Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Mr. J. Varley Roberts, M.C., Principal. Telecommunications Department, General Post Office.
Having regard to the positions which the members of the committee actually occupy, or have recently occupied, and to the scientific standing of the technical members, it will, I think, be apparent that the committee is well qualified to advise on questions relating to the television service in both its technical and administrative aspects.914W
As I stated on the 5th June in reply to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham (Sir E. Grigg), the Television Advisory Committee is actively engaged in investigating alternative methods of extending the television service beyond the London area. I am not in a position to say when I shall receive a report on the subject.