HC Deb 24 November 1937 vol 329 cc1238-9W
Mr. Parker

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that wireless listeners in South Essex suffer considerable interference from faulty apparatus at the Lodge Cotterill electrical precipitation plant at Tilbury; and whether he will consider introducing legislation taking adequate powers to force users of defective electrical equipment to fit the necessary suppressor apparatus such as is already in operation in most European countries?

Sir W. Womersley

Numerous complaints have been received of interference with wireless reception in South Essex. The cause has recently been traced to a defect in certain plant operated by a cement company at West Thurrock. I understand that the company have undertaken to remedy the defect at the earliest practicable date and that the manufacture of the necessary apparatus has already been commenced. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 10th November to questions on the subject by my hon. Friends the Members for Hallam (Mr. L. W. Smith) and Sunderland (Mr. Storey).