HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 cc17-8W
Mr. Granville

asked the Postmaster-General what steps he now intends to take to improve the reception of the British Broadcasting Corporation's programmes in East Anglia in view of the inconvenience which subscribers are still experiencing due to interference.

Mr. Ness Edwards:

I understand from the B.B.C. that reception of the Home Service in East Anglia should be generally satisfactory except in parts of Norfolk.

An additional station is to be provided near Cromer and should improve reception in that neighbourhood.

The Light Programme should be received satisfactorily on the long wave length. Reception of the Third Programme was improved when the new transmitter at Daventry came into service, but it is not wholly reliable in parts of the Eastern coastal area.

The effect of the foreign interference with the Home Service on the wavelength 330 meters (908 kilocycles per second) is now less troublesome due either to remedial action by the Russian administration or to improvement in the seasonal propagation conditions.