Radio 247

Oral Answers to Questions — Wireless and Television – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 1967.

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Photo of Mr Paul Channon Mr Paul Channon , Southend West 12:00 am, 13th July 1967

asked the Postmaster-General on what date it is proposed to start the new British Broadcasting Corporation programme, Radio 247.

Photo of Mr Edward Short Mr Edward Short , Newcastle upon Tyne Central

As I told the House on 29th June, the B.B.C.'s new music programme will start on 30th September.

Photo of Mr Paul Channon Mr Paul Channon , Southend West

Does not this prove what hon. Members on this side have been saying for a long time? Would it not be much better to accelerate the start of this programme in order that, when the pirates do go out of business, if they do, there will be a decent alternative to replace them?

Photo of Mr Edward Short Mr Edward Short , Newcastle upon Tyne Central

It proves how enterprising the Government have been in doing something about it.