Broadcasting Debates.

Oral Answers to Questions — Houses of Parliament. – in the House of Commons on 30th November 1925.

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Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Chislehurst


asked the Undersecretary of State for the Home Department as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he will consider the advisability of making arrangements for the broadcasting of the proceedings of this House, especially on such occasions as the speeches made on the Vote of Condolence for His Majesty the King on the death of the late Queen Alexandra?

Photo of Major Sir George Hennessy Major Sir George Hennessy , Winchester


As the hon. and gallant Member for Kingston-upon-Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworth) was informed on 1st April last, no decision will be taken on this subject until the general question of the future of broadcasting has been settled after the Report of the Broadcasting Committee.


Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware of the growing desire among the public to hear the Debates in this Chamber—[Hon. MEMBERS: "No!"]—on special occasions?