Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on broadcasting.

Reference code: CHUR 2/38

Part of: CHUR 2
Next record: CHUR 2/39
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Date: Jul 1946 - Sep 1951

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Correspondents include: Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip from 1948] (16); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe]; representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including Stephen Pierssene [General Director], 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman] and John Profumo (6); Sir William Haley [Director-General of the BBC] (5); 1st Lord Simon of Wythenshawe [Chairman, BBC] (4); 2nd Lord Craigavon [earlier Sir James Craig] of the Listeners' Association; Herbert Morrison, Lord President of the Council; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip until 1948] (7); Clement Attlee, Prime Minister; William Whiteley [Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury] (2); Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; Brendan Bracken; Geoffrey Crowther [Editor] of the Economist. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell, and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].

Subjects include: party political broadcasts; alleged political bias and communist subversion; the BBC monopoly and commercial broadcasting.

Also includes copies of: report of the [Conservative Party] committee on broadcasting policy; minutes of meetings on political broadcasting between Government, Opposition and the BBC; article from the Economist.

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Open, except for part of folio 31 which has been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about living individuals until 1 January 2027.

Physical: 1 file (184 loose folios - closed material in a separate file)
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