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Wednesday, 3 June 1942

Sir CHARLES MARR (Parkes) (2:15 AM) . - The fears expressed by some honorable members are without sound foundation. The parliamentary committee on broadcasting was unanimously of the opinion that all matters connected with administration should not come within the jurisdiction of the proposed standing committee.

Mr Jolly - The first thing to be referred to the committee will be an administrative matter.

Sir CHARLES MARR - No. The committee recommended that an appropriate authority should be selected to inquire into certain aspects of administration, but it did not suggest that the standing committee should inquire into anything other than the three technical aspects of broadcasting which have been mentioned in the report - television, facsimile reproduction, and frequency modulation - and the A.B.C. Weekly. If the committee be appointed and asked to inquire into these subjects its hands will be full for some months. It should only deal with matters referred to it by the Minister or by resolution of either House of Parliament.

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