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British Citizens (Us Television Shows)

Volume 527: debated on Monday 17 May 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the number of occasions on which his Department have arranged for British citizens to undertake visits to the United States of America to take part in sponsored television shows; and if he will name the persons concerned.

The British Information Services do not normally undertake to arrange visits of British citizens to the United States purely for the purpose of their taking part in television shows, whether sponsored or not. Television is, however, an accepted part of publicity arrangements in the United States, and the British Information Services have on many occasions introduced distinguished British visitors to television networks.