HC Deb 07 March 1955 vol 538 cc13-4W
9 and 10. Mr. Hobson

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General (1) when the Television Advisory Committee was constituted;

(2) what changes have taken place in the personnel of the Television Advisory Committee since 1952; and who are the present members.

Mr. Gammans

The first Television Advisory Committee was appointed in 1935. The Committee was discontinued during the war, and a new Committee was appointed in 1945. Further changes were made in 1949 and the Committee was reconstituted in November, 1952.

The composition of the Committee is as follows:

Admiral Sir Charles Daniel, K.C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. (Chairman).

The Lord Aberconway, Sir Edward Herbert, O.B.E., and Sir Walter Puckey, as independent members.

Mr. G. Darnley Smith, C.B.E., and Mr. C. O. Stanley, C.B.E., as representatives of the radio industry,

together with the Director General of the B.B.C., the Director General of the I.T.A. and a senior official of the Treasury, the Ministry of Supply and the Post Office. Two changes have been made since the Committee was reconstituted in 1952, namely the appointment of Sir Walter Puckey in 1954 on the resignation of Mr. E. M. Fraser, and the addition of Sir Robert Fraser, the Director General of the Independent Television Authority.