§ Sir F. Sanderson
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information whether, in view of the fact that in the totalitarian countries the strength and power of the dictators has been gained and is maintained almost wholly through the medium of broadcasting, he will take steps to develop a complete chain of wireless stations throughout the Empire to be used for educational purposes, and which would be available in times of crisis to counteract subversive influences?
§ Sir E. Grigg
At the start of war, immediate steps were taken by the B.B.C. and the Ministry of Information to ensure that, with the co-operation of the News Agencies concerned, news broadcast from this country would be available for re-broadcasting overseas. There is, therefore, regular use of such news by the large number of broadcasting stations operating in the Dominions, the Colonial Empire and India. Further overseas developments in the field of broadcasting are under immediate consideration.