HC Deb 04 July 1951 vol 489 cc2295-6
3. Mr. Hayman

asked the Postmaster-General whether, until the modifications of the Start Point Station, planned to deal with night fading in Cornwall, are completed, he will direct the British Broadcasting Corporation to allocate for the Home Programme the wavelength of the Redruth Station, now radiating the Third Programme.

Mr. Ness Edwards

It would not be desirable to follow my hon. Friend's suggestion. I am informed by the B.B.C. that radiation of the Home Programme from Redruth would interfere with the reception of the Third Programme by listeners to Plymouth, Exeter and other stations which use the same wavelength as Redruth.

Mr. Hayman

Will my right hon. Friend consult the B.B.C. again, because this is a very narrow area and it was once said by the B.B.C. that they could not guarantee reception outside a radius of five miles.

Mr. Ness Edwards

I have been very concerned about reception in that part of the country, and I am satisfied that this is the best that can be done in the circumstances.