HC Deb 05 March 1946 vol 420 cc184-5
70. Major P. Roberts

asked the Assist ant Postmaster-General as representing the Ministry of Information, what steps he proposes to take to improve the B.B.C.'s programme reception in Sheffield.

Mr. Burke

I have no reason to believe that the quality of reception of the Northern Home Service and of the Light Programme in Sheffield is not generally satisfactory. The B.B.C. have had a few reports of poor reception but these have been found to be due to the faulty design of some types of receiver and the listeners who complained have been advised by the B.B.C. of a simple means of overcoming the trouble.

Major Roberts

Will the Assistant Postmaster-General take note that there is widespread dissatisfaction, and will he look into it further because of this dissatisfaction in Sheffield over this matter, especially with regard to the Light Programme?

Mr. Burke

If the hon. and gallant Member will give us any specific complaints we shall be very glad to attend to them.

Mr. G. Jeger

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that these complaints are current also in Hampshire, particularly in Southampton, in spite of the suggested improvements having been put into effect, without any beneficial result?

Mr. Burke

I am dealing now with Sheffield.