285.2 Metre Wavelength

Oral Answers to Questions — Broadcasting – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th January 1951.

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Photo of Hon. Lancelot Joynson-Hicks Hon. Lancelot Joynson-Hicks , Chichester 12:00 am, 24th January 1951

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has yet received a reply from the Roumanian People's Republic to his representations about their use of wavelength 285.2 metres; and what action he is taking in the matter.

Photo of Mr Ness Edwards Mr Ness Edwards , Caerphilly

No reply has yet been received from the Roumanian Administration. A further telegram has been sent.

Photo of Hon. Lancelot Joynson-Hicks Hon. Lancelot Joynson-Hicks , Chichester

Has it got through? Would the right hon. Gentleman say when the telegram was sent, whether it has yet been received back through the dead letter office, and whether, having received a reply from the Russian Government, he has any hope of receiving a reply from the Roumanian Government about the interference on this wavelength?

Photo of Mr Ness Edwards Mr Ness Edwards , Caerphilly

I am hopeful. We sent a third telegram to the Russians. We have sent two to the Roumanians.