HC Deb 25 February 1957 vol 565 c834
6. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware of the lack of adequate information from Great Britain in Gibraltar; and whether he will consult with the various Government Departments concerned, with a view to action being taken to counter the constant stream of anti-British propaganda being broadcast by radio from Spain and Tangier.

Dr. Hill

A continuous supply of written and visual material about Britain is sent to Gibraltar through the official information services. I understand that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies hopes to answer a Question next Wednesday on broadcasting for Gibraltar.

Mr. Jeger

Has the right hon. Gentleman had any opportunity to consult his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies on the obstruction and two-year delay occasioned by the former Postmaster-General over the establishment of Radio Gibraltar?

Dr. Hill

The establishment of new radio transmitting stations is not as easy as all that. There are a number of considerations, including international agreements, to be taken into account.

Mr. Greenwood

In his general scrutiny of the overseas information services, which he told us last week was taking place, can the right hon. Gentleman say whether he has yet had an opportunity to scrutinise the information which is, in fact, going out from Gibraltar and which my hon. Friend regards as inadequate?

Dr. Hill

I am at the moment dealing with the area which includes Gibraltar.