§ 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.