HC Deb 23 November 1926 vol 200 cc192-3

also asked the Postmaster-General whether the wireless news service transmitted to ships at sea from the Rugby wireless station is issued by the authority of his Department?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Mitchell - Thomson)

News messages despatched by the Wireless Press, Limited, are transmitted twice daily from the Rugby station for reception by ships at sea whose owners subscribe to the company's news service. In addition, official news messages compiled by the Foreign Office are transmitted from Rubgy three times a day for reception by all stations whether on land or on ships. In both cases the Post Office is merely the transmitting agency.