Charles Hill, Baron Hill of Luton

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Charles Hill, Baron Hill of Luton

British administrator, doctor and television executive add

Category: Politics

Born in 1904.

Countries: United Kingdom (89%), (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Harold Macmillan, Leslie Plummer, Conservative Party (UK)

Linked to: British Medical Association, Conservative Party, St Olave's Grammar School, Trinity College, Cambridge




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Charles Hill, Baron Hill of Luton was born in 1904 add something


He continued his medical studies at the London Hospital gaining MRCS and MRCP in 1927 and later he gained MB, BCh and MD add something


He became Deputy Medical Officer of Oxford in 1930 add something


He became Assistant Secretary of the British Medical Association from 1932 and Secretary from 1944 to 1950 add something


Consequently, Hill's role as the "Radio Doctor" became part of the Ministry of Food's programme, "Kitchen Front", every morning from 1942 add something


He stood for Parliament for University of Cambridge in 1945 as an independent add something


Hill was still the BMA's Secretary when the National Health Service was introduced in 1948 add something


He was successful in 1950, becoming MP for Luton as a Conservative and National Liberal add something


He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food in 1951 add something


He became the Postmaster-General in 1955; during his period in office he publicly berated the BBC for its reporting of the Suez Crisis add something


In May 1956, Hill attempted to formalise the existing agreement by which discussions or statements about matters before Parliament could not be broadcast in the fortnight preceding any debate add something


Leslie Plummer - In June 1956 he was taken ill while in the House of Commons, being attended to by Doctor MPs Dr Charles Hill and Dr Barnett Stross


From 1957 to 1961 he was Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and from 1961 he was to Minister of Housing and Local Government and Welsh Affairs, but he lost his place in the Cabinet in Harold Macmillan's reshuffle in 1962 add something


Robert Lusty - Lusty was a Governor of the BBC from 1960 to 1968 and was briefly Acting Chairman before the full-time appointment of Lord Hill of Luton


Sir Lindsay Parkinson - It was opened on Monday 11 April 1960 by Charles Hill, Baron Hill of Luton and cost £4 million


He was appointed as the Chairman of the Independent Television Authority in 1963, where he continued his hostile attitude towards the BBC. He was created a life peer as "'Baron Hill of Luton"', of Harpenden in the County of Hertford add something


In 1967 Hill announced that the ITV contracts were all to be re-advertised, because he was concerned about the large profits being made by the major companies and their lack of regional identity add something


Hill had a difficult relationship with the Director-General of the BBC, Hugh Greene, and he eventually forced Greene to resign in 1969 add something


He retired from the BBC in 1972 and died in 1989, aged 85 add something

Charles Hill, Baron Hill of Luton died in 1989 add something