Broadcasting Facilities (Political Parties).

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 7th October 1931.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Thurtle Mr Ernest Thurtle , Shoreditch

(by Private Notice) asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that strong feeling exists that broadcasting facilities are being used in a partisan manner so far as political broadcasts are concerned, and whether he will take steps to see that the Labour party as the main opposition to the present Government is provided with a reasonable opportunity of stating its case over the wireless.

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

I understand that negotiations are taking place with a view to arriving at an agreed allocation of broadcasting facilities between the various parties.

Photo of Mr Ernest Thurtle Mr Ernest Thurtle , Shoreditch

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the country as a whole does not accept for a moment the fiction that this is a National Government?

Photo of Mr Carlyon Bellairs Mr Carlyon Bellairs , Maidstone

Will the Mosley party be given reasonable facilities?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

I should like to make it clear that I am in no sense empowered to interfere in any way with what the British Broadcasting Corporation do or do not do.

Photo of Mr Robert Taylor Mr Robert Taylor , Lincoln

Is it a fact that Sir John Simon has staked a claim for this purpose?