HC Deb 24 November 1926 vol 200 c383

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the telegrams which appear in British overseas papers, and are described as British wireless through Reuter, are issued by the British Government; and, if so, what is the annual cost?


Some British overseas newspapers reproduce in the manner described in the question the British Official Wireless Service which is prepared in the Foreign Office and is transmitted from the General Post Office high-power wireless station at Rugby. This service is available to any news agency or newspaper throughout the world, but no payment is made by His Majesty's Government for its distribution or publication. It is estimated that the transmission of the service from Rugby will involve the payment during the current year of £9,500 by the Foreign Office to the General Post Office.

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