§ Commander Bower
asked the Minister of Information whether he is aware that none of the news bulletins of the British Broadcasting Corporation contained any reference to the judgment of the House of Lords in the case Rex v. Liversidge; and whether he will take steps to ensure that, in future, cases of great importance to the general public are suitably reported?
§ Mr. Thurtle
The B.B.C. news bulletin did not refer to this judgment because, in. the opinion of the editor, it was not possible to give an adequate explanation of its significance in the compressed form necessary to an item of a news bulletin. Subject to any unavoidable difficulty of this sort, my right hon. Friend is prepared to do what my hon. and gallant Friend asks.