Broadcasts (Enemy Interference).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 16th October 1941.

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Photo of Captain Leonard Plugge Captain Leonard Plugge , Rochester Chatham

(by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Information what steps can be and are being taken by the British Broadcasting Corporation to deal with enemy interference with British broadcasts?

Photo of Mr Ernest Thurtle Mr Ernest Thurtle , Shoreditch

The B.B.C. have already taken steps which have had the effect of reducing this interference. Other plans are in hand.

Photo of Captain Leonard Plugge Captain Leonard Plugge , Rochester Chatham

Is it not necessary for very drastic action to be taken in this matter, as it may lead to the complete wiping out of the British Broadcasting Corporation as it exists to-day?

Photo of Mr Ernest Thurtle Mr Ernest Thurtle , Shoreditch

This is a technical matter, and I do not think that I can add anything to my answer, but the hon. and gallant Member may be assured that the B.B.C. is fully alive to the danger of such interference.

Photo of Commander Sir Archibald Southby Commander Sir Archibald Southby , Epsom

Will the Minister bear in mind the amusement value of such interruptions?