HC Deb 27 March 1928 vol 215 cc985-6
44. Major-General Sir ROBERT HUTCHISON

asked the Postmaster- General whether, seeing that the service in the East of Scotland is worse than it was two years ago and that the British Broadcasting Corporation is ready with new plans to improve this service, and are waiting only for the permission of the Post Office to begin operations, he can state when such will be given so that the service can he materially improved?


would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer given on the 23rd March to a question on this subject by the hon. Member for East Edinburgh (Dr. Shiels).


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether anything has been done to improve the broadcasting service to the East of Scotland? Does he know that there are very serious complaints all up the East Coast, at Arbroath, Montrose and other places? I should like to know whether anything has been done?


I have had personal experience in the locality mentioned by the hon. and gallant Member. As he probably knows, the British Broadcasting Corporation have a scheme of regional distribution under consideration, but at the moment the position is that I have received no such applications as he referred to.