HC Deb 21 March 1955 vol 538 c1736
40. Mr. Mott-Radclyffe

asked the Secretary for Foreign Affairs in which countries increased expenditure on overseas information services has been effected during the current financial year.

Lord John Hope

There has been expansion in the following areas

  1. 1. Four new information offices have been opened, in Bahrain (Persian Gulf), Lagos, Accra and Port of Spain.
  2. 2. The information offices in Tehran and Stockholm have been reopened.
  3. 3. Information staffs were strengthened in Singapore, Indochina, Burma, Japan, Siam, the Lebanon, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Australia and New Zealand.

Mr. Mott-Radclyffe

Does my hon. Friend agree that this welcome expansion is really essential for the conduct of the cold war and that if these essential overseas services are to function properly they must not be starved of the equally essential funds?

Lord John Hope

Yes, Sir.

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