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1959 General Election: Correspondence and papers concerning internal discussion of broadcasting arrangements jointly proposed by the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Independent Television Authority, and their legality under section 63 the Representation of the People Act 1949 and section 3 of the Television Act 1954, Jun 1958-May 1959

CCO 20/17/1/2

[The BBC and ITA jointly made broadcasting proposals to the Conservative, Labour and Liberal parties in June 1958. On the Conservative side, the proposals were discussed internally by amongst others Party Chairman Lord Hailsham, Attorney General Sir Reginald Manningham-Buller, the Lord Privy Seal RA Butler, and Chief Whip Edward Heath.]

Correspondents include:-

  1. Dudman, George, Law Officers' Department
  2. Fraser, Robert, Director-General, Independent Television Authority
  3. Grisewood, Harman, Chief Assistant to the Director-General, British Broadcasting Corporation
  4. Hogg, Quintin, 2nd Viscount Hailsham, Conservative Party Chairman
  5. Manningham-Buller, Sir Reginald, Attorney General


  1. Memorandum, 'Broadcasting and Parliamentary Elections' concerning broadcasts of General Elections and by-elections proposed by the BBC and ITA, 19/06/1958
  2. Memorandum, 'Election Broadcasting' by RA Butler, Lord Privy Seal, 30/04/1959


  • Creation: Jun 1958-May 1959


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English

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