HC Deb 01 July 1963 vol 680 c18W
Mr. Robert Cooke

asked the Postmaster-General if he is yet able to announce the appointment of a Chairman of the Independent Television Authority.

Mr. Bevins

In exercise of my powers under Section 1(3) of the Television Act, 1954, I have today appointed the right honourable the Lord Hill of Luton to the post of Chairman of the Independent Television Authority. His appointment will run initially until 29th July, 1964, when the Television Act, 1954, expires; and I intend to extend his appointment for a further period, making five years in all, when the Television Bill has received the Royal Assent. In view of the Chairman's greater responsibilities arising out of the Television Bill the remuneration will be increased to £5,000 a year.