HC Deb 20 January 1954 vol 522 c991
16. Mr. Gower

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he is aware that measures so far taken to restore the former quality and clarity of reception of the British Broadcasting Corporation's Third Programme in Cardiff and its environs have not yet proved effective; and whether he will now take further steps to deal with this problem

10. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he is now satisfied that the Third Programme of the British Broadcasting Corporation will be heard clearly in Cardiff

Mr. Gammans

Full power has now been restored to the Daventry transmitter and I understand that satisfactory reception of the Third Programme on 464 metres can again be obtained in Cardiff. The B.B.C. are, however, trying to make further improvements to the transmitter.

Mr. Gower

While thanking the Minister for that reply, may I ask whether he is aware that while, apparently, the power has been largely restored, the tone is somewhat distorted and not of similar quality to what it was prior to the recent reduction in power?

Mr. Gammans

The power has only recently been restored. I do not know whether my hon. Friend made his remarks in the light of that knowledge.