74. Mr. Charles Orr-Ewing
asked the Postmaster-General what steps the Television Advisory Committee has taken to discuss the requirements of the association for the protection of the copyright in sport; and, in view of the serious effect of the ban on the million viewers and the growth of the television industry, what steps are his Department or the Television Advisory Committee now going to take.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
While day-to-day matters relating to the televising of sporting events are for the B.B.C. and the promoters to settle, the issue of copyright raised in the question would involve legislation. I understand that both the B.B.C. and the Association have submitted evidence to the Beveridge Committee which will no doubt give some guidance in its report.