HC Deb 28 April 1925 vol 183 c17

asked the Postmaster-General whether, with reference to the two stations at Bodmin and Bridgwater which are to be erected in this country for wireless communication with South Africa, seeing that the South African station will be ready in three months' time, but that communication will be held up because of the delay in selecting one of the sites in Great Britain, he will state what is the cause of this delay; and when it is expected that these British stations will be completed and wireless communication with South Africa established'?


According to information received from the Union Government, the beam station in South Africa is expected to be completed early in September. The corresponding station in this country is due, under the contract, to be completed by the 7th October, and trials between the two stations should not, therefore, be held up for any appreciable period after the completion of the South African station. Some unavoidable delay occurred in the provision of sites in this country owing to the difficulty of securing sites which would satisfy the technical requirements of the contractors.