HC Deb 17 May 1954 vol 527 c97W
9 Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the number of occasions on which his Department have arranged for British citizens to undertake visits to the United States of America to take part in sponsored television shows; and if he will name the persons concerned.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

The British Information Services do not normally undertake to arrange visits of British citizens to the United States purely for the purpose of their taking part in television shows, whether sponsored or not. Television is, however, an accepted part of publicity arrangements in the United States, and the British Information Services have on many occasions introduced distinguished British visitors to television networks.