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Television (Motor Vehicles, Suppressors)

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 14 June 1950

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asked the Postmaster-General whether, in order to help television reception, he will now introduce legislation making suppressors in motor vehicles compulsory.

During the passage of the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1949, my predecessor undertook to proceed as far as possible by voluntary cooperation. The Standing Joint Committee of the Automobile Association, the Royal Automobile Club and the Royal Scottish Automobile Club have now given support for a policy of taking voluntary action for the suppression of motor vehicle ignition systems. I am glad to see that the Automobile Association has issued a circular to its members to this effect; and I hope that all motor owners and manufacturers will respond quickly to this appeal. It is not proposed to take legislative action until I see what progress is made by this means.