HC Deb 10 May 1950 vol 475 c66W
81. Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the Near East Arab broadcasting station has been set up in Cyprus; how far it is used for political propaganda; and on what conditions it operates.

Mr. Dugdale

The broadcasting station operated by the Near East Association, to which I presume my hon. Friend refers, was moved to Cyprus from Palestine in 1948 because of conditions in the latter country. No information about its broadcasts has been received in the Colonial Office. With regard to the last part of the Question, the Near East Association is a private company registered in Cyprus, its main object being to promote the exchange of cultural and general information throughout the Near East.