HC Deb 05 June 1939 vol 348 c20
27. Sir Edward Grigg

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that we now have in prospect a market for the export of television instruments which may be lost by delays in the extension of television at home, he will do his utmost to expedite a decision on the question of transmission which is being investigated by the Cadman Committee?

The Postmaster-General (Major Try on)

The Television Advisory Committee is actively engaged in investigating alternative methods of extending the television service beyond the London area, but I have not yet received a report on the subject. I am satisfied that the committee is fully alive to the considerations to which my hon. Friend refers. Representatives of the Radio Manufacturers' Association have submitted evidence to the committee concerning the extension of the television service, and I have myself recently received a deputation from the association on the subject.

Mr. H. G. Williams

How many manufacturers are there of television apparatus?

Major Tryon

I could not answer that question without notice.

Lieut.-Commander Agnew

Will the cost of this extension fall upon public funds?

Major Tryon

It depends upon how it is financed. The Advisory Committee were examining the financial position. I have not yet had their recommendation on the financial aspect of the question.

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