HC Deb 29 June 1926 vol 197 cc974-5
24. Colonel DAY

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the oscillation annoyance experienced by wireless listeners, he will consider action to prohibit the use, of reaction on the aerial?

Viscount WOLMER

On the recommendation of the Broadcasting Committee of 192:3 a condition is inserted in all wireless receiving licences that "Reaction must not be used to such an extent as to energise any neighbouring aerial." I do not think it would be in the general interest to prohibit entirely the use of reaction, which is of considerable advantage in increasing the sensitiveness of wireless sets and only causes interference when improperly used.

Colonel DAY

Can the Noble Lord say whether all the clauses on the licence are enforced?

Viscount WOLMER

Yes, Sir. We are enforcing them, and very strictly, and if the hon. and gallant Member can bring any information to the notice of the Postmaster-General respecting their infringement the Postmaster-General will be very grateful.


Has not this practice of oscillation been increased by the minute instructions given by the "Daily Herald" during the recent general strike, which were efficiently carried out?