HC Deb 09 April 1952 vol 498 cc229-30W
28. Mr. Logan

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many wavelengths are used by the British Broadcasting Corporation for foreign broadcasts; and for how many hours each day are these wavelengths used.

Mr. Gammans

Eighty-seven short wavelengths and two medium wavelengths are in use. In addition, the B.B.C. uses a Third Programme wavelength and the Light Programme long wave for foreign broadcasts, during periods when they are not required for the home services. The Corporation also rents the use of a wavelength at Graz-Dobl in Austria. The total output of overseas broadcasts over these wavelengths is about 400 hours a day.