§ Lord AVEBURY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will seek powers to ban the advertising of alcoholic drink on television.
§ Lord CULLEN of ASHBOURNE
Under the Independent Broadcasting Authority Act 1973, the authority (IBA) already has the power to exclude general classes of advertisements from the broadcasting media. However, the Government prefer to rely on the code of practice administered by the authority to ensure that advertising is responsible.