§ 43. Mr. Lewis
asked the Minister of Information if his attention has been called to the fact that the one o'clock news bulletin on Monday last was broadcast by an anonymous member of the B.B.C.'s staff, instead of by one of the usual named announcers; and whether this means that, in the event of urgent instructions to the public, arising out of enemy action in this country, attention is to be paid to any broadcast, no matter whether the voice of the broadcaster is familiar to the public or not.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information (Mr. Thurtle)
I am assured by the B.B.C. that any urgent instructions to the public concerning enemy action in this country would be broadcast by someone whose voice is familiar to listeners.
§ Mr. Granville
Can my hon. Friend say whether some of the established B.B.C. announcers who were called up are still doing their work? Does he not think, in view of the splendid job that the B.B.C. are doing on the invasion, that it would be better to recall them?