asked the Minister of Information whether he is aware that, on 14th July, the British Broadcasting Corporation gave a broadcast description of the air fight over the Straits of Dover; whether official permission was given for this broadcast to be made; and whether he will secure that, in future, the public taste shall not be offended by broadcasts of war operations in the manner of a sporting commentary?
The answers to the first two parts of the Question are in the affirmative. With regard to the last part of the Question, I am aware that there was considerable division of opinion as to the taste of the broadcast in question, but I am not prepared to give an undertaking of the nature suggested by my hon. Friend.
While agreeing with what the right hon. Gentleman said, may I ask whether he is aware that the nature of this broadcast is regarded among many people as being according to pagan and not Christian principles?