§ 61. Mr. Ness Edwards
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that a member of the Independent Television Authority had his name associated with an application for a recent programme contract; and what action he proposes to take under Section 1 (7) of the Television Act, 1954.49W
§ Miss Pike
We understand that the right hon. Gentleman has in mind the I.T.A. programme contract for its Welsh stations. We confirm categorically that Mr. Alban Davies, whom my right hon. Friend appointed to the I.T.A. to make the interests of Wales and Monmouthshire his special care, has no financial or other association with any of the applicant groups for that contract, nor has he ever had any such interest. We make this statement with the full knowledge and concurrence of Mr. Alban Davies.