Just for the record, here is the letter I wrote:
To: Douglas Alexander MPSee also: BBC Belarusian broadcasts - II
Dear Mr Alexander,
I note from a report in the Belarusian service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that the BBC has no plans to institute a Belarusian language service. While I'm aware that the BBC has recently had to make cutbacks in its foreign-language broadcasting, it seems to me that in the currently changing political climate in Eastern Europe a Belarusian component in the Russian/Ukrainian language service would be an important source of information and support for a Belarusian opposition that is increasingly threatened by the authoritarian government of Alexander Lukashenko.
I hope that the BBC might consider the addition of Belarusian to its Russian and Ukrainian language broadcasts.
BBC Belarusian broadcasts