§ Mr. Pitman
asked the Postmaster-General what precedents, or comparable examples, there have been for the arrangement and publication of the appointment to the office of Governor of the British Broadcasting Corporation of a member of a committee which is in process of reporting upon the future constitution, control and finance of the organisation for the direction of which he will be responsible; and why such an appointment was made before the committee had reported or the House debated that report.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
I know of no reason why the appointment should be governed by precedent. The terms of office of the Vice-Chairman and a Governor of the B.B.C. expire on 31st December, and His Majesty in Council has accordingly appointed their successors.