HC Deb 18 March 1959 vol 602 c34W
80. Mr. Osborne

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the fact that peace may depend to a large extent upon the greater understanding of the Western point of view by the Russian people, and in view of the success of the Prime Minister's Moscow television broadcast in putting before the Russian people the facts about Great Britain, if he will negotiate with the Russian Government for a weekly article on current affairs in Izvestia or Pravda in exchange for publication of a similar length article from Russia in reputable newspapers in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I understand my hon. Friend's motives in making this suggestion. But he will appreciate that the only persons in this country who can make an arrangement of this kind are the newspaper proprietors themselves.