§ 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 —