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Television Advisory Committee (Chairman)

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 12 May 1949

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47.

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will make a statement about the chairmanship of the Television Advisory Committee.

Yes, Sir. Lord Trefgarne, who has served as chairman for well over three years, now feels compelled by pressure of his other commitments to ask to be relieved of his post. [Interruption.] That is a very rude and ungracious intervention. I feel sure the House would wish me to express their keen appreciation of the important public service which he has rendered in this capacity. I am glad to say that my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General has been fortunate enough to secure the services of Sir William Coates as Lord Trefgarne's successor. Sir William Coates will be a member of the Committee of inquiry which is to advise on the organisation of British broadcasting.