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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 Roy Jenkins Mr Roy Jenkins , Birmingham Stechford 12:00 am, 24th June 1976

I do not believe in censorship, and I certainly believe in honest reporting, but I shall not suggest to the Chairman of the BBC that he should reject Mrs. Whitehouse's advice, because I might be put under pressure on a future occasion to suggest that he accepts her advice. It is much better, in accordance with our normal practice, that the chairman should make up his own mind about advice he receives.