§ Mr. Cooper-Key
asked the Minister of Information whether he is aware of the poor radio reception, on all wavelengths and both wavebands, in south and south-east England, especially at Hastings; and if he will allot a wavelength special to this area.
§ Mr. E. J. Williams
Listeners in the Hastings area have no complaint about reception of the B.B.C. Light Programme on the long wave of 15.00 metres. Reception of the London Home Service on 342 metres in the south and south-east of England is admittedly unsatisfactory and the B.B.C. is trying to secure improvement. Meanwhile, the West of England Home Service, which incorporates much of the London programme, can be well received in that area on 514 metres. No special wavelength can be spared for this particular area.