HC Deb 11 December 1953 vol 521 cc290-1W
Mr. Philip Bell

asked the Assistant Postmaster General if, in order that the House may judge the political balance achieved by the British Broadcasting Corporation, he will publish the list of those Members of both Houses who have undertaken sound and television broadcasts; and the number of such broadcasts by individual Members during the calendar years 1952 and 1953.

Mr. Gammans

The detailed information asked for could not be compiled without a disproportionate expenditure of time and labour which I would not feel justified in asking the B.B.C. to incur. My hon. Friend will, however, be able to judge the political balance by the fact that, between 1st January, 1952, and 30th November, 1953, hon. Members of this House have broadcast as follows:—

Party Sound Television
Conservative 248 114
Labour 247 114
Liberal 15 3
Irish Nationalist 3