§ Mr. SHINWELL
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can state the cause of delay in granting licences to owners of wireless receiving sets in the vicinity of Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire; and whether he will arrange for the early issue of such permits
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS:
The particular cases to which the hon. Member refers cannot be identified in the absence of further particulars. As he is no doubt aware, broadcast licences covering the use of wireless receiving apparatus made by manufacturers who are members of the British Broadcasting Company can be obtained on demand at the local head or branch post offices. Applications for experimental receiving licences are subject to some delay owing to the very large number being received from persons who do not appear to be bonâ fideexperimenters. Arrangements to obviate the delay are under consideration.