HC Deb 17 June 1953 vol 516 cc71-2W
89. Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will make available in the Library the full report received by the British Broadcasting Corporation of the way in which the American broadcasting companies departed from the agreement not to allow commercial advertising to be introduced into the Coronation broadcast.

101. Mr. M. Lindsay

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what report he has received from the British Broadcasting Corporation in regard to the arrangements made with the United States of America networks for their showing the Coronation programme.

Mr. Gammans

My noble Friend has asked the B.B.C. for a report on what happened so far as the information is available and he will consider placing it in the Library as soon as it is received.

91. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the sound and television broadcasts of the Coronation provided for American networks by the British Broadcasting Corporation were interrupted in America by crude advertisements; and whether he will ask the Television Advisory Committee to report to him on this aspect of commercial television.

Mr. Gammans

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the statement made yesterday by my noble Friend. This is not a matter for the Television Advisory Committee, which is almost entirely concerned with technical questions.