It would be impossible to give precise figures for the programme time so occupied. News bulletins for overseas listeners contain many references to Commonwealth affairs and these news items are further developed in commentaries and other programmes of a less topical nature.
In view of the propaganda of other countries, is my hon. Friend satisfied that everything possible is being done through these broadcasts to make as widely known as possible throughout the world the merits of the Commonwealth system of association, which combines national independence with international co-operation?
Is the Minister aware of the comments in foreign countries and elsewhere of the inadequacy of the publicity given by the B.B.C. Overseas and European Services to the proceedings, procedure and achievements of the Commonwealth? In a country such as Greece, which borders on the Commonwealth and is vitally concerned in our future they know very little of how we operate. Will he look into it as a matter of urgency and great importance?