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Airmet Service

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 5 March 1952

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General when the Airmet Broadcast Service will be resumed.

There is still no prospect that a frequency within the range of the normal domestic broadcasting receiver can be made available for the Air-met Service.

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether a way has yet been found for reinstalling the Airmet broadcast and moving the emphasis of that broadcast from aviation to agriculture; and whether, in view of the difficulty of finding a radio frequency for this purpose, consideration can be given to this information being given over the television service by an attractive announcer, using comprehensible charts, diagrams and maps.

I am looking into the question of Airmet broadcasts, and I shall write to my hon. Friend on this point.The Meteorological Office has improved the weather charts supplied to the B.B.C., which are now transmitted from Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield as well as from London.