HC Deb 27 September 1944 vol 403 c255W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can make any statement on the cessation of Mrs. Barrington's Indian wireless service to prisoners in the Far East; and what other arrangements are now in force with the same object.

Mr. Amery

It has been found necessary on security grounds to curtail the broadcasting from India of messages to prisoners of war and civilians in Japan and Japanese occupied territory. At present messages continue to be broadcast on a reduced scale from the next-of-kin of prisoners of war, but it is desirable in the public interest to terminate these broadcasts as quickly as possible, though not until an alternative service is found. The possibility of providing an alternative service which would enable the next-of-kin of both prisoners of war and civilians to broadcast messages is being examined.