HC Deb 04 March 1946 vol 420 cc37-8
88. Mr. Wilson Harris

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, at the next meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations, he will propose the adoption of a convention, whereby signatory Governments, in accordance with there solve embodied in the United Nations Charter, as to practising tolerance and living together in peace with one another as good neighbours, will undertake to discourage or prevent all broadcast emissions injurious to the interests of other members of the United Nations.

Mr. Noel-Baker

His Majesty's Government are firmly resolved to carry out the pledge contained in the Charter to practise tolerance and to live in peace with other nations. The Government would warmly welcome the general application of this pledge to all broadcasting, and I hope that the United Nations will consider the matter at an early date.

Mr. Harris

Does not my right hon. Friend realise that the United Nations will not consider it unless someone brings it before them? Will this country bring the matter before the Council?

Mr. Noel-Baker

I will be glad to consider the hon. Member's suggestion.

Mr. Driberg

Will my right hon. Friend bring his answer to the notice of the B.B.C., in particular reference to the recent American commentaries?

Mr. Noel-Baker

Yes, Sir