Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Broadcast of Political Views.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he will state whether any decision has yet been made with regard to the proposal to allocate time on Radio Eireann for the expression of political views; and, if so, the nature of the decision.

On the advice of Comhairle Radio Éireann, I instructed the Director of Broadcasting to discuss this matter with representatives of the political Parties, with a view to arranging a series of broadcasts by nominees of the Parties during the general election campaign. The way in which the broadcasts should be allocated is a matter for the Parties themselves to decide, and agreement on this has not been reached so far.