HC Deb 26 April 1927 vol 205 cc649-50
13. Colonel DAY

asked the Postmaster-General if his attention has been drawn to the coaches attached to trains on the Continent with notices proclaiming that they are Radiowagens, in which a full service of radio and broadcasting programmes is supplied to travellers; and whether he has received representations, requests, or applications from any of the railway groups in Great Britain asking for his permission to instal a similar service on the long-distance trains operating in Great Britain?


I am aware that broadcast receiving sets have been installed in long-distance trains in some countries. Experiments conducted some years ago in this country showed that it was possible to receive broadcast programmes on trains in motion, but no application has been received for a licence for the permanent installation of wireless receiving apparatus in trains.

Lieut.-Colonel Sir FREDERICK HALL

Is it not advisable, in the interests of the general public, that they should have some time free from the effects of broadcasting?