HC Deb 08 February 1944 vol 396 c1612
27. Mr. Ivor Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for War why the Allied Military Government first sanctioned and then prohibited the arrangements for broadcasting the congress of democratic parties at Bari.

Sir J. Grigg

I understand that the Allied Commander-in-Chief issued instructions that the broadcasting station at Bari which is operated under allied control should give a full but objective account of the proceedings of this Congress at the end of each of the two days during which the Congress sat. I am not aware that he ever sanctioned arrangements for a running broadcast commentary, which is, I think, what my hon. Friend has in mind, but I am verifying this.

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