HC Deb 21 January 1998 vol 304 cc534-5W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received in favour of the placing of BBC World Service programmes on the Internet. [24051]

Mr. Fatchett

Some World Service output is already available on the Internet. In collaboration with BBC News, the World Service has launched an online news service in English, and is developing other online news services in Arabic, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish. In addition, World Service programmes can now be heard live in English, Spanish and German as a result of various rebroadcasting agreements.

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