HC Deb 24 November 1947 vol 444 c1592
44. Mr. Vernon Bartlett

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent and by what methods it is proposed to reduce the activities of the European Service of the B.B.C.

Mr. Mayhew

No final decision has been made on these matters.

Mr. Bartlett

While the matter is under consideration, would the hon. Gentleman bear in mind the fact that the European Service of the B.B.C. built up a great reputation for itself during the war, and that it is the only way in which we can present the British point of view "to the European peoples without the expenditure of foreign currency?

Mr. Mayhew

Yes, Sir, I appreciate that, and we will do all we can to avoid the necessity for making these cuts.

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