HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 c1186
15. Mr. Erroll

asked the Postmaster General how many applications for very high frequency licences are outstanding; and what are the reasons for the delays before granting applications.

Mr. Ness Edwards

Twenty applications are outstanding. Of these, 10 raise a general question of policy which is under discussion with other Departments; and six have been received in the past week The remaining four are for radio service between fixed points. These cases have to be examined to see individually whether communication by telephone line is practicable and, if approved, for the selection of an appropriate frequency—a matter on which consultation with other Departments is required.

Mr. Erroll

Could the whole process be speeded up?

Mr. Ness Edwards

It is being speeded up; a decision was announced a fortnight ago with regard to high frequencies.

Sir Wavell Wakefield

Could the Minister say how many licences of this kind have been granted to date?

Mr. Ness Edwards

Not without notice.

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