§ Mr. R. Morgan
asked the Minister of Information whether he will give an assurance that when Ministers claim the right of public broadcast on controversial matters, as in the case of agriculture, equal opportunity will always be afforded to those directly concerned to reply by the same means of publicity.
§ Mr. Thurtle
Individual Ministers cannot claim any right to broadcast on the B.B.C. If a Minister does give a broadcast on a matter of substantial controversy the B.B.C. generally try to arrange an opportunity for a reply.