HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 cc1333-4W
Major GLYN

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is now able to lay upon the Table of the House of Commons the full specification, blue-print, and estimate for the new wireless telegraphy stations at Oxford and Cairo; whether the Government is represented on the Allied Wireless Commission which has been silting in Paris which decided that an international arrangement should be arrived at to ensure the transmission of pure waves from all commercial stations; and whether the stations at Oxford and Cairo, which the Government are satisfied will be equal, if not superior, to stations of corresponding power in this or any other country, are to be equipped with Poulsen arcs of an old patent design which transmit impure waves?


I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by laying the documents in question on the Table of the House. Some of the details are of a confidential character, His Majesty's Government is represented on the Inter-Allied Wireless Commission, the recom- mendations of which are under consideration by the several Governments concerned, and due care will be taken that all relevant international requirements to which His Majesty's Government is a party are duly carried out by the stations at Oxford and Cairo. The arcs to be employed are of recent design.