HC Deb 12 June 1961 vol 642 c7W
57. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is aware that the only English language newspaper readily on sale in Russia is the Daily Worker, which gives an unrepresentative view of the English situation; and if, in order to improve Anglo-Soviet relations by conveying to the Soviet people a more balanced idea of the United Kingdom, he will make representations to the Soviet Government to give equal facilities for the sale of the other twenty-four newspapers which are distributed overseas at Government expense, in particular The Times, Daily Telegraph and the Guardian; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Godber

I am aware of this situation. Her Majesty's Government have made representations to the Soviet Government on several occasions, but without success. We shall do so again as opportunity offers.