HC Deb 02 July 1952 vol 503 c410
28. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the present arrangements for broadcasts on behalf of the United Nations to China and North Korea, respectively; and how the content of these broadcasts is decided.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I understand that American transmitters in various places carry news programmes prepared by the staff of the United Nations in the Chinese and Korean languages.

Mr. Grimond

Is there no continuous liaison between the various broadcasting stations, and if that is the case, would it not be desirable that there should be such liaison in view of the great importance of getting across to the people of China and North Korea the reasons why we are fighting in Korea and emphasising that we bear them no ill will?

Mr. Lloyd

The hon. Gentleman's question related to broadcasts on behalf of the United Nations. I was dealing with broadcasts which are under the supervision of the United Nations Secretariat at the United Nations headquarters.

Mr. Profumo

Can my right hon. and learned Friend indicate to us what proportion of the Chinese and North Korean populations are in possession of high-powered wireless receiving sets?

Mr. Lloyd

No. Sir.