Wireless Experimenial Licences.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons at on 1 May 1923.

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Photo of Mr Stanley Tubbs Mr Stanley Tubbs , Stroud

76 and 77.

asked the Postmaster-General (1) what are the Regulations in force governing the grant of wireless experimental licences, and upon what grounds the application for such a licence of Signalman W. C. Newman, No. 2,555,814, of the 56th Divisional Signals, Territorial Army, was refused in February last;

(2) whether officers and other ranks in the Royal Corps of Signals, Territorial Army, are given preferential consideration in the granting of wireless experimental licences; and, if not, whether he will consider the advisability of making such provision in the interests of His Majesty's service?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

Experimental licences are issued to all applicants who satisfy the Post Office that the object of obtaining the licence is to conduct experiments in wireless telegraphy and that they are qualified to do so. The application made by Signalman Newman cannot at present be traced, but if the hon. Member will write to me supplementing the particulars he furnished I will have further inquiry made. Applications for experimental licences from officers and other ranks in the Royal Air Corps of Signals, Territorial Army, who desire to carry out experiments in connection with their Army duties, are given preferential consideration.