HC Deb 19 January 1944 vol 396 c157
21. Mr. Pickthorn

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what information he has of the whereabouts of the Free Yugoslavia radio station; whether it is in Yugoslavia; and if not, where it is.

Mr. Eden

I have looked into this question and I regret that I am not in a position to give my hon. Friend the information for which he asks.

Mr. Pickthorn

Is not my right hon. Friend even able to say whether the station is in Yugoslavia? Is it not a fact that the evidential value of these announcements must depend upon its site; and is not the technical problem of fixing its position at any moment quite a simple one?

Mr. Eden

There are two points that I have to consider. The first is whether I have sufficiently accurate information to be precise, and the second is whether it is my responsibility to give information about the location of a station which is being operated by those whom we are helping in the fight.

Captain Plugge

Is it not a fact that the station in question is using the Zagreb transmitter for this purpose?

Mr. Eden

Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will exchange his information.