HC Deb 21 September 1939 vol 351 c1077W
Major Milner

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information Why broadcasting in this country is now restricted to two wave-lengths; on how many wave-lengths do German stations operate; whether they have recently reduced or increased them; and whether he is aware that the reduction in this country has given great advantage to German stations by clearing the ether for them in effect?

Sir E. Grigg

It would not be in the public interest to give the information asked for in the first part of the question. As regards the other parts of the question the German authorities appear to be using their normal wave-lengths with the recent addition of these of certain Polish stations in territory occupied by the German forces. It would not appear that any substantial advantage has accrued to the German stations on the score suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend, but the situation is, of course, being watched.