§ 78. Mr. R. C. Morrison
asked the Prime Minister how many Governments have signed the International Convention prohibiting the transmission of offensive broadcasts; whether Germany or Italy have given any reasons for claiming exemption; and whether the articles of the Convention will be published?
§ The Prime Minister
An International Convention concerning the use of Broadcasting in the Cause of Peace was signed at Geneva on 23rd September, 1936, by representatives of 28 countries, of whom six have subsequently proceeded to ratification. Two other countries have since acceded. As neither Germany nor Italy has signed this Convention, the second part of the question does not arise. As regards the third part of the question, the text of the convention was published last year as a White Paper (Cmd. 5505).