§ 18. Mr. Crosland
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the difficulty experienced by distant-water fishermen in receiving, owing to wave-band difficulties, the Saturday afternoon sports programme now that it has been transferred from the Light to the Third Programme; and what proposals he has for improving reception of this service.
§ Mr. Mawby
It is true these fishermen will be able to receive the Light Programme on long wave, but not Network Three. However, the B.B.C. tells me that it broadcasts in its General Overseas service on short waves, a sports programme, "Saturday Special", from 3.15 p.m. to 5.0 p.m. and from 5.15 p.m. to 5.45 p.m. British Summer Time. This programme should be receivable at the distant-water fishing grounds on good equipment.