HC Deb 06 February 1956 vol 548 cc155-6W
Mr. Patrick Maitland

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when he expects the Arabic Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Middle Eastern Service of the British Council to be extended, and arrangements made for more sponsored visits to the United Kingdom by personalities from the Arab world.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

Provision for these additional activities is being made in the Estimates for 1956–57, and, subject to Parliamentary approval, it should be possible to make a start with them early in the new financial year.