HC Deb 24 January 1945 vol 407 cc795-6
15. Mr. Petheriek

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many representatives of British newspapers or news agencies are now in Yugoslavia.

Mr. Eden

There are at present no British newspaper correspondents in Yugoslavia. I understand, however, that a Reuters correspondent is immediately returning to Yugoslavia and it is hoped that other newspapers and news agencies will follow.

Mr. Petherick

May I ask how the British people could be expected to make up their minds about Yugoslavian affairs during all these months when they got no news whatsoever from that country?

Mr. Eden

I should very much welcome the despatch of correspondents to Yugoslavia. Perhaps I ought to add that recently an officer has been discussing these matters, I think with Allied Headquarters, with a view to some correspondents going there.

Major Lloyd

Is it not a fact that the British public have been fed from one quarter all the time?