§ 39 and 40. Mr. M. Stewart
asked the Postmaster-General (1) what wavelengths will be used for sending out the single programme into which, at certain times in the future, the Home and Light programmes are to be formed;
(2) on what wavelengths the Home and Light programmes, respectively, are to be transmitted when the new programme arrangements of the British Broadcasting Corporation are in operation.
§ Mr. Stewart
Does the right hon. Gentleman remember that he told me last week that these two wavelengths would be fully utilised? When a joint programme is being sent out, will it be on both the two wavelengths at once?
§ Mr. Stewart
If two wavelengths now being used at the same time to send out two distinct programmes and so give the consumer a choice are in future to be used to send out the same programmes at the same time, how can it be said that they are fully utilised?
§ Mr. Marples
But this has been going on since 1945. It is not new. When the Home and Light programmes join together they send out on their normal wavelengths. "Music While You Work" goes out on both wavelengths. It has been going out like that for ten or twelve years.
§ Following are the details:
|B.B.C. HOME AND LIGHT PROGRAMMES|
|Long and Medium Wavelengths|
|Home Service or Home and Light combined|
|Lisnagarvey||261||N. Ireland or Northern|
|Light Programme, or Light and Home Combined|
|Station||Frequencies Home (or combined)||Mc/s Light (or combined)|
|North Hessary Tor||92.5||88.1|
|Kirko' Shotts||94.3||89.9||Opening Autumn 1957|