§ 36. Mr. Wellbeloved
asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what medium-wave frequencies are available to the United Kingdom under international agreement; and to what extent these will be used in the local radio service to be established by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
The European Broadcasting Convention 1948 assigned 13 medium frequencies for the use of the United Kingdom, either exclusively or shared with one or more other countries. In addition, two international common frequencies may also be used at low power. With permission, I will publish a list of the frequencies in the OFFICIAL REPORT. The medium frequency support for local radio will be confined to these frequencies.
Following is the list:
UNITED KINGDOM MEDIUM FREQUENCY ASSIGNMENTS (Frequencies in Kilohertz) 647* 908 1295 692* 1052* 1340* 809* 1088* 1457* 881* 1151* 1546* 1214* * Shared with other countries.
INTERNATIONAL COMMON FREQUENCIES 1484 1594
40. Mr. Alan Lee Williams
asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what technical advice he has had from persons outside his Department on the availability of medium-wave frequencies for the British Broadcasting Corporation's local radio service.