Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):
I should like to answer a question which was asked on December 5 by the Leader of the Opposition with reference to Poland. I shall not repeat the question but in answer will say that there are no regular programs of the international service directed to Poland. Policy matters such as this are decided in consultation with the Department of External Affairs. The importance of the Polish people in the future of Europe and their trials of the present are fully recognized. Transmitter time for Europe, however, is limited and is fully occupied. It has so far been felt, taking all factors into consideration, that the transmission time and funds available should be divided as they are at present. Of the countries behind the iron curtain, regular services are directed to the U.S.S.R. in Russian and Ukrainian, and to Czechoslovakia in Czech and Slovak. Other European language services are French, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish.
Subtopic: INTERNATIONAL SERVICE-EXTENSION TO POLAND