HC Deb 05 February 1934 vol 285 cc795-6
37. Sir G. FOX

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is satisfied with the progress being made in the elimination of interference with wireless reception; and whether he anticipates that his present arrangements will result in the virtual elimination of such interference in this country in the course of the next two or three years?


The question of eliminating electrical interference with wireless reception is at present under consideration by a committee appointed by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, on which the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Post Office are represented, in addition to the electrical and wireless interests concerned. Pending the receipt of the committee's report, I cannot express an opinion on the prospects of the complete elimination of such interference. In the meantime the Post Office is not relaxing its efforts to deal with this difficult problem by tracing the cause of interference in individual cases and urging—for the most part with success—the fitting of remedial devices.

Sir G. FOX

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what steps are being taken by his Department to bring to the notice of the public the facilities at the command of the Post Office for eliminating wireless interference?


I shall be glad to send my hon. Friend particulars of the steps which we are taking in that direction.