HC Deb 24 June 1924 vol 175 cc246-7
71. Mr. BAKER

asked the Postmaster-General if the Broadcasting Advisory Committee has reached a decision as to the site of the proposed new transmitting station in London?


The Broadcasting Board have reported that a transfer of the Landon Broadcasting Station is necessary, and that, in their opinion, the suggested site is the only one at present available which, for technical reasons, would be suitable. They have recommended that it be adopted for a minimum period of one year, subject to a condition—which the British Broadcasting Company had already imposed—that the presence of the station is not to be utilised as a medium for advertising, and a further condition that visitors are not to be admitted except for technical or official reasons. I have accepted the Board's advice and have informed the British Broadcasting Company accordingly.


May I ask how it will be possible to prevent the use of the station for advertising purposes, and what cash sum is being paid for the use of the site?


It will be the business of the people who own the premises to carry out the undertaking they have given. I cannot answer the question as to the amount that has been paid, but I will obtain the information for the hon. Member.