HC Deb 07 February 1938 vol 331 c654
17. Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Bari station is still broadcasting in Arabic against England; and whether he has considered broadcasting in Italian the truth about this country and about Italy on lines similar to the Bari broadcasts?

Mr. Eden

With regard to the first part of the question, I have nothing to add to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, East (Mr. Mander) on 2nd February. As regards the second part, I would refer the right hon. Gentleman to the latter part of the answer given to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Hackney, South (Mr. H. Morrison) on 22nd December last by my hon. Friend the Assistant Postmaster-General.

Colonel Wedgwood

Would not the best way of stopping this propaganda against England in Arabic be propaganda against Italy in Italian from this country?

Mr. Eden

On the general question, perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will await a statement which is to be made by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister.

Mr. Petherick

Would it not be extremely difficult for the Government to make out a strong case to the Italian Government against anti-British propaganda by Italy, when in this House, in the form of questions, the most mischievous allegations are made against Italy?

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