HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 cc112-3W
76. Mr. Edelman

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, on whose authority the weekly survey of world political affairs by Mr. Roy Elston on the Palestine Broadcasting Service was banned.

Mr. Creech Jones

Mr. Elston's contract, which was on a weekly basis, was terminated by the Palestine Broadcasting Service on the ground that a change in political commentators is desirable from time to time in order to ensure a general balance in method and approach. Mr. Elston was invited to join the panel of leading British Correspondents in Jerusalem who will for the time being give the weekly commentary in turn, but I understand that he has declined the invitation