HC Deb 31 January 1940 vol 356 c1119
9. Sir Reginald Clarry

asked the Postmaster-General what is the present situation with regard to television broadcasting in this and other countries; and whether he will consider an early resumption of television broadcasting, as an encouragement both to research work and to manufacturers of television sets, enabling them to establish a British product in world markets?

Major Tryon

The television service from the Alexandra Palace was suspended, in the national interest, on the outbreak of war; and I am sorry that I can hold out no hope of its early resumption. I understand that television services are being conducted in a few other countries, but I have no information which would suggest that they have yet passed the experimental stage.