HC Deb 06 December 1950 vol 482 cc64-5W
Mr. Vane

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the difficulty in north-west England in hearing the radio programme transmitted on 434 metres wavelength in the Home Service owing to jamming from two foreign stations; whether these stations have been identified; and whether they are broadcasting on wavelengths different from those recently agreed at Copenhagen.

Mr. Ness Edwards

Yes. Madrid is transmitting on about 688 kilocycles per second which is not a frequency allocated by the Copenhagen Plan, to which Spain is not a party. It has not yet been established that the other foreign station is within the European Broadcasting Area and thus within the scope of the Copenhagen Convention. Representations have been made to the Russian and Spanish Administrations. The latter have replied and I hope that the interference from Spain will be removed.