asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations why the British diplomatic wireless service purchased a United States 50 kilowatt transmitter for broadcasting to Rhodesia, when an English transmitter was readily available.
Two transmitters were needed. The one purchased in America was a medium-wave light-weight transportable transmitter capable of speedy installation. No similar equipment fulfilling our requirements was immediately available from stock in this country. The other was a short-wave transmitter which was purchased in Britain.