HC Deb 13 April 1927 vol 205 cc362-3

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has now received a petition signed by the holders of wireless licences in Arbroath, and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Mitchell-Thomson)

Since my reply to the hon. Member last Tuesday, I have received two petitions from Arbroath district complaining of difficulty in the reception there of broadcasts from Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. I have referred these for consideration by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Meanwhile, I should say that I cannot understand the cause of complaint of poor reception of Aberdeen, which works on 500 metres and uses power of 1,500 watts.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this protest is signed by every wireless user in Arbroath, from the Provost downwards, and cannot he compel the Broadcasting Corporation to take steps to have this grievance remedied?


I must first be satisfied that the grievance is exactly as represented. It so happens that I live 15 miles from Arbroath, and I will make some personal investigation. So far, I personally have never had any difficulty in receiving Aberdeen.