British Broadcasting Corporation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th June 1976.

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Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East 12:00 am, 24th June 1976

At their next meeting, will my right hon. Friend suggest to the Chairman of the BBC that he should reject the advice of Mrs. Mary Whitehouse, who is now swinging from porn to patriotism and has recently said that television coverage of the horrors of modern war, particularly in Vietnam, weakened the will for national freedom? Does not my right hon. Friend agree that this kind of censorship would suppress the truth, whereas honest reporting on television and in the Press will help the will for peace and disarmament?