Letter from Dr P R Morris|
I believe that all opinions should be taken
into account, including those held by a substantial proportion
of the public who do not profess to hold any religious faith.
I would argue this on the grounds of equity, including the fact
that everyone pays the broadcasting licence fee irrespective of
religious belief and so should receive equal consideration.
Regretfully, I have formed the impression that the
substantial body of opinion which does not subscribe to any religious
belief has so far been disproportionally excluded from public
broadcasting. For example, in being denied an occasional voice
within important opinion-forming contributions such as Thought
for the Day.
It is for these reasons that I request your Committee
take my views into account when deciding upon future broadcasting
7 October 2005