HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 c657W
Mr. M. Samuel

asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered the announcement by the German broadcasts to the effect that the outrage at Munich was planned and prepared by the British Secret Service; and whether he will cause an announcement to be made in German contradicting this and informing the German public that in this country we still have free speech and a free Press; that the British public is free to listen to German broadcasts; and that political murder is not a democratic institution and is not countenanced by the British Government?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir; but my information is that this absurd accusation was net taken seriously, even in Germany itself. I can assure my hon. Friend that all the points which he mentions have been and still are being emphasised by the British Broadcasting Corporation in its German broadcasts.