HC Deb 19 February 1958 vol 582 c1199
22. Mrs. Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent the Soviet Government are now jamming the British Broadcasting Corporation broadcasts to Russia.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

There has been no improvement. Jamming is intense. The Soviet authorities are obviously devoting considerable resources to the task of preventing their people listening to British broadcasts.

Mrs. Jeger

Would it be possible for the right hon. Gentleman to set a better example to the Soviet Government by stopping British jamming of broadcasts from Athens to Cyprus, especially in view of the fact that Athens Radio has recently broadcast an appeal for peace, calm and co-operation in Cyprus?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I am sure the hon. Lady does not want to compare the B.B.C. broadcasts with some of the broadcasts that go out from Athens radio. The jamming of Athens radio is very intermittent and highly selective.

Mr. Shinwell

Can the right hon. Member persuade the Soviet Government to jam some of the B.B.C. broadcasts in this country?