HC Deb 10 March 1937 vol 321 cc1167-8W
Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action he is proposing to take with reference to German Nazi propaganda broadcasts to British colonies and mandated territories; what effect they are having on the natives in former German colonies; and to what extent the British Broadcasting Corporation is supplying programmes to these areas?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

With regard to the first two parts of this question I have nothing to add to the reply which was given to the hon. Member on 3rd March by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. With regard to the last part I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 23rd February to the hon. Member for Middleton and Prestwich (Sir N. Sandeman) by the Assistant Postmaster-General in which he stated that last year programmes to all parts of the Empire were broadcast by the B.B.C. for a period of 17¼ hours out of every 24 hours. I understand that the transmission from 5.15 p.m. to 10.45 p.m. is primarily intended for reception in Africa, but that transmissions at other times may also be heard in Africa.

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