§ 35. Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he is aware of the increasing concern about the inadequacy of Great Britain's external broadcasting services; whether any cuts in the existing services are currently being made or contemplated; and what steps he intends to take to improve the services.
We are all concerned that all our overseas information services should be adequate. No cuts are currently being made in external broadcasting, though we must continue to adjust its use to changing circumstances. For example, a recent improvement was the institution of a new service in French for West Africa. Relay arrangements overseas have been improved, and the B.B.C. has this summer been authorised to order six replacement transmitters for external broadcasting.