It must have been a close-run thing in Cabinet and just how Woolton and James Stuart played their cards awaits the disclosure of the documents. However, when the White Paper Memorandum on Television Policy1 was presented to Parliament by the PMG on 13 November it was apparent that the Government had taken decisive steps towards a position on the basis of which practicable legislation could be framed. Neither of the rival campaigning groups had succeeded in enlisting any genuine mass support. Attendance at public meetings was negligible. If anything, however, there had been some signs in the opinion polls that many Labour voters probably favoured the idea of commercial television.
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