HC Deb 02 December 1931 vol 260 c1086

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a number of county councils and other local authorities in North Wales have made representations to the British Broadcasting Corporation urging the establishment of a central broadcasting station for Wales, and the provision of better facilities for the broadcasting of Welsh programmes; and whether he will use such powers as he possesses with a view to securing compliance with these requests?


I am aware of these representations. So far as the selection of sites for the new regional services is concerned the corporation are, I am satisfied, doing their hest to ensure that satisfactory broadcasting facilities shall be provided for the greatest possible number of listeners, though as my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, owing to the mountainous character of Wales there are serious difficulties in relation to transmission.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that for several years representations have been made in regard to this matter and that there is a considerable amount of feeling in this locality that the promise made of one station for the Principality will not be carried out?


I am aware that various representations have been made from time to time and, in fact, I received a deputation only yesterday, but, there are various difficulties in the way. I believe that the Corporation are doing their best in the matter.