HC Deb 27 November 1934 vol 295 cc689-90W

asked the Post- master-General whether his attention has been drawn to the report of the Institution of Electrical Engineers' Committee on radio interference and its findings that listeners and those who advise them have not yet done to their own receiving sets all that is possible to mitigate some of the effects of interference; and whether he will request the British Broadcasting Corporation to advise listeners as to the steps they should take in this direction?


My attention has been called to the report of this committee and to the suggestion it contains that in some cases receiving sets are capable of improvement to avoid electrical interference. For many years now the Post Office and the British Broadcasting Corporation, working in close co-operation, have assisted listeners in connection with complaints of such interference; and the Post Office is at the present time investigating complaints at the rate of 40,000 a year. In addition, the Post Office has shared with the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Radio Manufacturers' Association the cost, which was considerable, of financing research work in connection with the committee's inquiries. I can assure my hon. Friend that the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Post Office will continue their efforts to assist listeners in the direction suggested by the committee.