HC Deb 06 December 1926 vol 200 cc1692-4W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the British Broadcasting Company, Limited, recently altered its arrangements so as to deprive the licence holders in the London area who own only a crystal receiving set from receiving the Greenwich time signal; and whether, in view of its importance, he will endeavour to restore this service at least twice a day, say at 13 and 22 o'clock?

Viscount WOLMER

I am informed by the British Broadcasting Company that the Greenwich time signal is broadcast regularly from the Daventry station three times a day, being superimposed if necessary on any item of the programme which may be in course of transmission, and that it is also sent out from the London station at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. whenever there is an interval in the programme at those times, but not otherwise. It is understood that users of efficient crystal receiving sets in London can receive the time signal from the Daventry station.