HC Deb 31 January 1934 vol 285 cc371-2W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he proposes to draw the attention of the League of Nations to the growth in propagandist broadcasting all over the Continent; and whether he proposes to take any steps to diminish this tendency to produce international irritation?


The Council of the League of Nations had before it at its recent session a draft international agreement for the use of broadcasting in the cause of peace, drawn up by the International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, one of the purposes of which is described in the preamble as being the prevention of the use of broadcasting in a manner prejudicial to good international understanding. The Council decided to communicate the draft to the members of the League and non-member States for any observations which they might desire to make. When this document is received it will receive careful attention from His Majesty's Government.