HC Deb 25 June 1941 vol 372 cc1070-1W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Information whether his attention has been called to the increasingly dull and unimaginative methods of introducing the British Broadcasting Corporation news bulletins on the Home Service; that this is very much better done by the overseas services of the British Broadcasting Corporation; and whether arrangements can be made either to effect a change in the personnel of the news editing staff of the British Broadcasting Corporation or to arrange that the editors of the leading newspapers in this country shall be allowed to present news bulletins over the British Broadcasting Corporation in rotation, with a view to demonstrating how such matter can be more attractively and intelligently presented?

Mr. Cooper

Yes, Sir, I have seen the suggestion that the news is more attractively presented in the Overseas Service than in the Home Service. I believe that this is principally due to the fact that those who prepare it for the Overseas Service are not so rigidly confined to the mere repetition of official bulletins and communiques which have just been received from the various Departments.