HC Deb 20 January 1943 vol 386 c233W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Information whether he is aware that there is a strong feeling that the censoring of questions put to the Brains Trust by a civil servant on the staff of the British Broadcasting Corporation and again by the Governors, is reducing this educative feature to a comic turn; and whether he will take steps to ensure that intelligent questions sent in by the public are given an opportunity for discussion?

Mr. Bracken

There is no civil servant on the staff of the B.B.C. to whom the Brains Trust questions are referred; nor have the Board of Governors ever attempted to act as censors. In answer to the latter part of the hon. Member's Question, I must remind him that the Brains Trust was established as a part of the entertainment programme of the B.B.C.