HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 cc685-6W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for War who decides the language in which conversations may be conducted on the trans-continental telephone; and whether he will arrange in future, when important trade negotiations are being discussed, that the language of the country in question may be used?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The decision on this matter was made by His Majesty's Government. I regret that security reasons preclude the adoption of the hon. Member's proposal.