Oral Answers to Questions — British Broadcasting Corporation (Board of Governors).

– in the House of Commons on 2nd April 1941.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

asked the Minister of Information whether he has any statement to make regarding the, Board of Governors of the British Broad casting Corporation?

Photo of Mr John Parker Mr John Parker , Romford

asked the Minister of Information whether he can now make a statement about the reconstitution of the British Broadcasting Corporation Board of Governors?

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby

asked the Minister of Information whether he can now make a statement concerning the new constitution of the Board of Governors of the British Broadcasting Corporation?

Photo of Mr Duff Cooper Mr Duff Cooper , Westminster St George's

The Prime Minister has authorised me to say that the King has been pleased to approve the reconstitution of the Board of Governors of the British Broadcasting Corporation, the numbers of which were reduced to two at the outbreak of war, as follows: The two serving members, Sir Allan Powell and Mr. C. H. G. Millis, have at the request of the Government consented to continue in office. The following have been invited and have consented to join the Board: The hon. and gallant Member for Lonsdale (Sir I. Fraser), Mr. J. J. Mallon, Mr. Arthur Mann and Lady Violet Bonham Carter.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

In view of that very reassuring reply, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether, within the reasonable restrictions of war, this enlightened Board of Governors will be allowed to exercise genuine freedom?