HC Deb 22 July 1924 vol 176 cc1126-7
74. Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Post master-General the average number of words sent weekly by wireless telegraphy to the different parts of our overseas Dominions which have wireless installations?


An average of 40,000 words of Press traffic is transmitted weekly by wireless telegraphy to Halifax (Nova Scotia). In addition, it is understood that parts of the British official wireless messages, which are transmitted via Leafield at 8 p.m. and midnight (Greenwich Mean Time) daily, are picked up in India and in certain of the Dominions whenever conditions are favourable, although they are not intended specifically for reception in the Dominions. There is no information as to what proportion of these messages, which average 9,000 words a week, is picked up regularly.