HC Deb 04 November 1946 vol 428 cc197-8W
137. Wing - Commander Millington

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether arrangements will be made for the easier reception in this country of the speeches broadcast from the assembly of U.N.O. now sitting in New York.

Mr. Burke

The proceedings of the U.N.O. General Assembly can already be heard in this country, by listeners who can tune in to short waves, either from Canada and the U.S.A., or from two B.B.C. short wave stations which have been completely set aside to relay these transmissions to Europe. These B.B.C. stations are operating at varying times on two of the following wavelengths, 49.42 metres, 30.96 metres and 19.42 metres, and particulars have been broadcast repeatedly in the home service news bulletins. The proceedings of the Assembly frequently continue for up to nine hours in a single day and the B.B.C. has no evidence of any general demand that it should suspend any of its normal medium-wave programmes for such periods