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Falkland Islands

Volume 24: debated on Monday 17 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will require the Independent Broadcasting Authority, in accordance with section 29(3) of the Broadcasting Act 1981 (c. 68), to refrain from broadcasting any advertisements by any corporation, if that corporation, or one of its subsidiaries or any corporate or individual person allowed by it, or any of its direct or indirect subsidiaries, to use its name for payment received, contributed financially to the 24-hour telethon supporting Argentina over the Falkland Islands which was broadcast in Argentina on 9 May.

No. We could not regard this as an appropriate use of this reserve power.