HC Deb 11 July 1938 vol 338 cc910-1
39. Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Postmaster-General how many complaints approximately his Department receives annually of wireless interference caused by neon-sign installations; and whether any action is contemplated in this connection?

Sir W. Womersley

Approximately 2,000 complaints are received annually regarding interference with wireless reception caused by neon-sign installations. In most of these cases the owners of the installations agree to fit interference suppression devices, although there is at present no legal power to compel them to do so. As I informed my hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North (Sir N. Grattan-Doyle) on 21st June, the necessary inquiries regarding the possible scope and operation of a new Wireless Telegraphy Bill to deal inter alia with the question of electrical interference with wireless reception, are being actively pursued.