HC Deb 15 March 1932 vol 263 c174

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will consult with the President of the Board of Trade on the desirability of making arrangements with the British Broadcasting Corporation for the time signal from the Rugby wireless transmission station to be circulated free of charge to the State in lieu of the provision of £520 in the Naval Estimates and a similar sum on the Board of Trade Vote?


Time signals issued from the British Broadcasting Corporation are only of value to ships in home waters, whereas the Rugby wireless transmission station has a world-wide range. As the Rugby station is controlled by the General Post Office, the expense of broadcasting the time signal must be borne by the State, whether it is charged either to the Post Office or Navy and Board of Trade Votes.