Vietnam: BBC External Services

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with the Head of BBC World Service on the effects of the recent reduction in the number of hours of Vietnamese language programmes.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Minister of State (Europe)

There has been no reduction in broadcasting hours of the BBC Vietnamese Service recently. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary therefore has no plans to raise this issue with the Head of the BBC World Service.

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