Around this time there was much discussion of television standards. In the previous year the Postmaster-General had decided the 405-line British system was to be retained 'for a number of years': later, an international study was made to decide upon the standards for the continent of Europe. Wireless World now decided the British system was even better than had been originally thought, being economical in both bandwidth and receiver cost. Its general adoption was therefore advocated and much information was published on line standards in relation to true definition in both horizontal and vertical planes.
In brief: commercial radar began to make spectacular progress; printed circuits were coming into the limelight; a new Wireless Telegraphy Act, extending the PMG's powers and allowing him to control interference, was passed.