Parliamentary Investigation

  • Jeremy Potter

Abstract

By the late 1960s, despite lingering prejudice and resentments, experience of the competing performances of the two television services had brought about a general acceptance of a channel financed by advertising: The battles having been fought and the dust having settled … this is the system the country has … This combined system is to the benefit of the country,’ said Edward Heath.1 But this acceptance was always dependent upon the exercise of satisfactory controls, and the source, nature, extent and purpose of such controls became a central issue of discussion among that minority of the British public, in and out of parliament, who engaged in public statement and argument about the broadcasting institutions.

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References

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    Edward Heath MP, H of C 3 December 1969 Cols. 1496–1634.Google Scholar
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    Second Report from the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries, Minutes of Evidence paras. 967–94.Google Scholar
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    H of C May 1973 Col. 1538.Google Scholar

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© Independent Broadcasting Authority and Independent Television Association 1989

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  • Jeremy Potter

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