Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information (Broadcasts to Switzerland).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 22nd May 1941.

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Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

These broadcasts were started as an experiment, and it was represented to us both officially by the Swiss Government and otherwise that the reaction to them in Switzerland was unfavourable. In these circumstances, and for the reasons stated by my right hon. Friend in his reply of the 14th May to the hon. Baronet the Member for the City of London (Sir G. Broadbridge), the broadcasts were discontinued as from 7th May. I should wish to emphasise that this decision was taken purely on the merits of the particular case.