§ Mr. Wilkes
asked the Minister of Education whether it is intended to restore the schools programme on the B.B.C. before the beginning of the next school term; and whether he will state the amount of fuel saved by the shutting down of the B.B.C. programme for schools.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
I hope to be able to announce very shortly whether or not school broadcasting can be resumed next term. It is not possible to assess the amount of electricity saved by the shutting down of the programme to schools as distinct from the economies effected during restricted hours by the cessation of broadcasting generally.