HC Deb 13 July 1955 vol 543 cc180-1W
80. Sir P. Macdonald

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the poor reception obtained by owners of sound broadcasting receivers in the Isle of Wight and South Coast owing to interference from Continental countries; and what steps he proposes to take to eradicate this interference.

Dr. Hill

I am sorry that, although reception of the Light Programme should be generally satisfactory, reception after dark of the Home Service is not satisfactory on 285 metres or 206 metres. This is due to interference from stations in Roumania and Spain, and the matter has been taken up with the Authorities concerned. A V.H.F. station at Rowridge, Isle of Wight, is included in the second stage of the B.B.C.'s V.H.F. plan, but the timetable for this has not yet been decided.