British Broadcasting Corporation (Appointment of Governors)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Woodford 12:00 am, 24th July 1952

With your permission. Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I wish to make a statement concerning the Board of Governors of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

The Chairman and Governors who were in office when the new Charter was granted on 1st July consented to continue in office until a new Board could be appointed. The Government consider that the new Board should take office at an early date, and the Queen has been pleased to approve the following appointments as from 1st August: Sir Alexander Cadogan, to be Chairman until 30th June, 1957.Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Tedder, who is the present Vice-Chairman, to continue in that office until 30th June, 1954.Lord Clydesmuir, who is at present a Governor, to be re-appointed until 30th June, 1955, and to be designated National Governor for Scotland.Lord Macdonald of Gwaenysgor to be National Governor for Wales until 30th June, 1957.Sir Harry Mulholland to be National Governor for Northern Ireland until 30th June, 1957.Professor Barbara Wootton to be reappointed Governor until 30th June, 1954.Mr. Stedeford to be re-appointed Governor until 30th June, 1955.Sir Philip Morris and Lady Rhys-Williams to be Governors until 30th June, 1956.

Name and OfficeDate of first appointmentDate of expiry of appointmentApproximate total term of office
The Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Cadogan, ChairmanAugust 1, 1952June 30, 19575 years
Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Lord Tedder, Vice ChairmanJanuary 1, 1950June 30, 19544½ years
The Rt. Hon. Lord Clydesmuir, National Governor, ScotlandJanuary 1, 1950June 30, 19555½ years
The Rt. Hon. Lord Macdonald of Gwaenysgor, National Governor, WalesAugust 1, 1952June 30, 19575 years
The Rt. Hon. Sir Harry Mulholland, National Governor, Northern IrelandAugust 1, 1952June 30, 19575 years
Professor Barbara WoottonJanuary 1, 1950June 30, 19544½ years
Mr. I. A. R. StedefordJanuary 1, 1951June 30, 19554½ years
Sir Philip MorrisAugust 1, 1952June 30, 19564 years
Lady Rhys-WilliamsAugust 1, 1952June 30, 19564 years