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Europe (British And American Correspondents)

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many British or American newspaper correspondents, or representatives of Press agencies, are at present in each of the following countries: Finland, Esthonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Russian-occupied parts of Germany and Austria, Rumania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.

As regards British Press correspondents and news agency representatives the position is, so far as I can ascertain, that there are none in any of the countries named except Rumania and possibly Czechoslovakia. In Rumania there are, according to my latest information, three British and two Palestinian correspondents. In Czechoslovakia some British newspapers appear to have had correspondents in Prague, though I am not sure whether they are still there. I cannot speak for American correspondents, but I gather that their position is broadly the same as that of British correspondents. It appear that two American correspondents have recently been able to visit Vienna.