§ 10. Mr. Ernest Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what recent representations have been made to the Union of Soviet Socialist 198 Republics in regard to the jamming of the British Broadcasting Corporation's overseas services; and with what result.
§ Mr. Davies
Does not the Minister think that, in view of the somewhat changed atmosphere, it would be advisable to make approaches to the Russian Government asking them whether they could change the policy with regard to the jamming of our broadcasts?
§ Mr. Lloyd
The time to have made such representations was really when the jamming started in 1949. No representations were made then. I think the Soviet Government are very well aware that they are acting in breach of the Atlantic City Convention of 1947. They know that Her Majesty's Government strongly disapprove of their action. I really do not think that any useful service could be done by making formal representations.
§ Mr. Gordon Walker
Is there any evidence of an increase or decrease in the jamming, or does the right hon. and learned Gentleman need notice of such a question?