HC Deb 10 June 1959 vol 606 c102W
77. Lady Tweedsmuir

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has urged the British Broadcasting Corporation not to disband the Scottish Orchestra, in view of the strength of public opinion against this proposal.

Mr. K. Thompson

The noble Lady has, no doubt, by now seen the B.B.C.'s statement that the Corporation will make no move to disband any of its orchestras unless circumstances materially change, and that the situation will again be considered in two years' time. I must emphasise that, although my right hon. Friend sent the Chairman of the Corporation a copy of the OFFICIAL REPORT for 6th May, as he undertook to do during the debate on that day, the decision has been one for the Corporation itself.

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