HC Deb 10 July 1923 vol 166 c1170
58. Mr. BECKER

asked the Postmaster-General how many private companies, other than the Marconi Company, have applied for a licence to erect high-power wireless stations in this country; and in how many cases and under what conditions have such licences been granted?


Apart from the Marconi Company, only one private company has recently applied for a licence to erect a high-power station in this country. This application is under consideration. No such licence has even been issued for commercial purposes to any private company other than the Marconi Company, although licences in respect of high-power stations for experimental purposes were issued some years ago to three other companies.


Will the right hon Gentleman say whether the Marconi dinner to Members of this House frightened off all other applicants?