British Broadcasting Corporation (Chairman)

Oral Answers to Questions — Wireless and Television – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 1967.

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Photo of Mr Edward Short Mr Edward Short , Newcastle upon Tyne Central

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Photo of Mr Stratton Mills Mr Stratton Mills , Belfast North

Does the Postmaster-General recognise the importance of having a national figure who has not been linked in the past nor is at present with any political party? Would he consider redefining the powers of the Chairman of Governors of the B.B.C. so that he has greater control in practice as well as in theory over the Director General and the staff?

Photo of Mr Edward Short Mr Edward Short , Newcastle upon Tyne Central

The last Chairman of I.T.A. was an ex-Tory Cabinet Minister who disappeared in the "Night of the Long Knives". I realise that this is a very important point, and the hon. Member can be assured that we shall get the right man for the job.