§ 88. Mr. Ness Edwards
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if Her Majesty's Government will reconsider the decision to allow commercial television, in view of recent examples of the way in which commercial firms handle the most sacred events.
§ Mr. Gammans
The American system to which the right hon. Gentleman is presumably referring has no relation to the position here, and the Question does not therefore arise.
§ 94. Sir R. Grimston
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if his attention has been drawn to the use which is being made of American commercial presentation of the British Broadcasting Corporation's Coronation television broadcast, as propaganda against commercial television in this country; and if he will make it clear that under the Government proposals for commercial television in this country presentation of the type alleged would not be permissible.
§ 95 and 96. Mr. C. Hughes
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General (1) if he will draw the attention of the television controlling body to the need for special restriction on commercial advertising on Sundays;
(2) if he will place before the controlling body on commercial television the need for banning advertisement for gambling concerns.71W
§ 97. Mr. R. Winterbottom
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will instruct the controlling body on commercial television to consider the possible impact on commercial television on the theatrical industry, in view of the apprehensions of the Theatre National Committee.
§ 98. Mr. George Craddock
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will bring before the television controlling body the need to protect the livelihood of many thousands who are engaged in the dramatic art, and to limit the use of imported or other telefilms on commercial television.
§ 100. Mr. J. Hudson
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will bring before the controlling body on commercial television the need to ban advertising by the liquor interests from television.
§ 103. Mr. R. Winterbottom
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will place before the controlling body on commercial television the need for laying down quotas for the use of home-produced telefilms as is now done in cinemas.
§ Mr. Gammans
I would ask the hon. Gentlemen to await the general statement on television development, which is to be made shortly.