HC Deb 20 April 1970 vol 800 c13
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.