§ 70. Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what results have been obtained by the issue of the questionnaire to sports organisations and others by the Sports Television Advisory Committee as to the effect of televising sporting events on other events, and on the events themselves.
§ 75. Mr. R. Winterbottom
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General on what date the questionnaire was sent out to sporting organisations, as advised by the Sports Television Advisory Committee.
§ Mr. Gammans
The Report presented by the Sports Television Advisory Committee shows that they did not issue questionnaires to sports organisations, but made use of questionnaires issued by the sports organisations themselves. On behalf of the Committee the B.B.C. issued questionnaires to 1,450 viewers of television in November, 1950, and the Committee took the answers into account in reaching their conclusions.
In July, 1951, a questionnaire was sent by post to some 20,000 viewers, but the Committee have not yet reported the result.
§ 71. Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what were the recommendations made by the Sports Television Advisory Committee; and how far these recommendations were acted upon.
§ 72. Mr. Cledwyn Hughes
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what was 124W the date on which the Sports Television Advisory Committee made an interim report to his predecessor; and what was the nature of that report.
§ Mr. Gammans
The Sports Television Advisory Committee presented a first report in May, 1951, which gave an account of the investigations made into the direct and indirect effects of televising sports events. For details of the main conclusions I would refer the hon. Members to the answer I gave in the House on 5th March to my hon. Friend the Member for Hendon, North (Mr. C. I. Orr-Ewing).
The report recommended that a questionnaire should be sent by post to some 20,000 viewers of television. The questionnaire was issued in July, 1951, but the Committee have not yet reported the result.