§ 28. Mr. Roebuck
asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications whether he will commission a study into the feasibility of the radio transmission of newspapers in the United Kingdom.
§ The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (Mr. John Stonehouse)
No, Sir; this method of transmission is already in use.
§ Mr. Roebuck
Has my right hon. Friend studied the system that operates in Japan? Can he give the House an assurance that that system, whereby a person can receive a newspaper in his own house and tear it off an apparatus something like a television set, is under study here?
§ Mr. Stonehouse
I have read Press reports of the system in use in Japan. I doubt whether it would be economically feasible yet awhile, but I know that research is being carried out into it.