HC Deb 27 January 1954 vol 522 c1727
15. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what steps are being taken to improve reception of the Light Programme in the Dundee area.

Mr. Gammans

I understand from the B.B.C. that reception on long wave transmission is reasonably good with a satisfactory outdoor aerial, but I shall be pleased to investigate any particular case which the hon. Member has in mind.

Mr. Thomson

Is the Minister aware that there are widespread complaints in Dundee over this matter because many local people feel that although they buy a licence for a service they are simply not receiving it? Would not the Government be better employed in devoting money to bringing this service to the citizens of Dundee rather than to commercial television, which will never reach the city anyhow?

Mr. Gammans

I have given the hon. Gentleman a promise that if he cares to let me have particulars of any unsatisfactory long wave reception I shall certainly have the matter investigated. It must be long wave reception because Dundee is not likely to get good reception on medium wave lengths.