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Open University

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received regarding the consequences of forthcoming radio wavelength changes on the work of the Open university.

Our attention has recently been drawn to deficiencies in AM radio reception in parts of Scotland. This would have affected reception of the BBC's Open university and other educational programmes following their transfer to the new Radio 5 service in August of this year. In the areas concerned the BBC will continue transmitting these programmes on FM until the AM problem is resolved.