§ 59. Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the BBC and the IBA about the proposed EEC broadcasting directive; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The Department has had many discussions with the BBC and the IBA on the European Commission's proposals on broadcasting since the Green Paper was published in 1984 and we are in close touch with them on the proposed directive. Both broadcasting organisations share the Government's view that a case for Community legislation in this field has not been made out.