Is it not very unusual for the B.B.C. to allow anything in the nature of criticism against Government policy to be broadcast, and can my right hon. Friend give any instance when anything in the nature of a critical talk was permitted?
The hon. Gentleman surely realises that his speeches, for instance, are given a very good report on the B.B.C. They try to be as fair as possible. As a matter of fact, many listeners complain at the amount of the space given both to Government and to Opposition speakers.
Does my right hon. Friend appreciate that I am not speaking of news items, but of broadcasts and postscripts? Is it not the case that very rarely is a Member of the House, for example, permitted to make a speech concerning the war effort in which he is partly critical of the Government's policy?