§ Mr. Whitaker
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will introduce legislation to ensure that all future independent television contracts are held by trusts whose profits are distributed to finance the British Broadcasting Corporation and artistic and charitable projects.
§ Mr. Edward Short
The arrangements governing the award of independent television contracts are embodied in the Television Act, 1964, and are due to run until 31st July, 1976. They will, in normal course, be subject to review well 303W before that date and any proposals for major changes would best be considered as a part of that review.