Sir F. HALL
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the annoyance caused to listeners-in on three nights a week when dance music is being broadcast from Daventry; and whether, seeing that this annoyance is due to the fact that holders of experimental licences avail themselves of their privileges on these occasions, he will take steps either to forbid any testing to begin until 2430W Daventry has closed down or, alternatively, to terminate the programme from Daventry at 11 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
My attention has not been drawn to the matter referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend. I am surprised to learn that there is any appreciable interference by experimenters with the reception of Daventry programmes, as the wavelengths which experimenters are authorised to use are far removed from the 1,600 metres wave length of the Daventry station. If my hon. and gallant Friend will bring any particular case of which he may have knowledge to the attention of the British Broadcasting Corporation, I have no doubt that they will immediately investigate it.