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Pilkington Committee (Report)

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 17 May 1961

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he is now in a position to state the approximate date when he expects to receive the report of the Pilkington Committee; and, in view of the importance of colour television to the radio and television industry and to the general public, if he will ask them to make an interim report.

I hope the Committee will be able to let me have its report within the next twelve months. As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply of 10th May to the hon. Member for Barnsley (Mr. Mason). The Committee was set up—with very general approval—to consider a very wide range of connected problems including colour television, and I think it should be allowed to get on with its work.