HC Deb 20 November 1940 vol 365 c2016W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Information whether he will make an early effort, in collaboration with Government Departments, to make news bulletins more interesting, by avoiding too much repetition; and whether he will stop the practice of following the news with dull talks by uninformed and unimaginative authorities?

Mr. Cooper

Every effort is made to avoid unnecessary repetition in broadcasting news, but it must be borne in mind that the large majority of listeners hear only one news bulletin daily and expect it to contain all the news available. It is the constant endeavour of the B.B.C. to obtain the best speakers possible for the talks that follow the news. If the hon. Member has any suggestions to make with regard to individuals whom the public would wish to hear I shall be very glad to receive them.

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