§ 73. Mr. HANNON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the British official wireless news which has hitherto been distributed to, and published in, India has now ceased owing to the superiority of the French and German over the British Government's radio installations; and whether any steps are being taken to re-establish the British wireless service with improved installations?
§ 74. Lieut. - Colonel HOWARD - BURY
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the British official wireless news that is distributed in India has now ceased; whether he can state the reasons for this; and whether he is aware that in consequence of this the German and French radio stations have now a free field for themselves?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
I understand that there is difficulty in receiving the British official wireless messages in India during the adverse atmospheric conditions which 248 prevail in that country at this time of the year. I am aware that the range of the German and French radio stations is greater than that of any existing British station, but this unsatisfactory state of affairs will be remedied when the new Government station now being erected at Rugby is finished.
§ Earl WINTERTON
Do I understand the right hon. Gentlemen to say that when the station has been erected it will be possible to communicate quite clearly with India?