HC Deb 10 June 1971 vol 818 c351W
33. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she has studied the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association's report entitled "Schools Broadcasting Monitoring Project Covering Programmes Dealing with Ethical and Social and Personal Topics", a copy of which is in her possession; what communication thereon she has had with the Association and the British Broadcasting Corporation; what advice she intends to give local education authorities; and whether she will make a statement.

Mrs. Thatcher

I have read the report with interest.

I do not believe it would be right for the Department to exercise direct control over schools broadcasting as the report suggests.