LONDON (Aug. 12)
Efforts are being made here to get the Foreign Ministry to reconsider its recommendation of the suspension of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s 30-minute Hebrew broadcast, part of the BBC’s daily overseas shortwave service. The announcement that the Hebrew broadcast will be suspended brought a flood of letters from protesting listeners in many countries, including several in the Communist bloc.
Today, Conservative MP John Biggs-Davidson called on Richard H. S. Crossman, Lord President of the Council, to ask the Foreign Secretary to reconsider the decision. Mr. Biggs-Davidson said, in a letter to Mr. Crossman, that many people believed that the suspension of the broadcast was inspired by bias.