HC Deb 08 May 1940 vol 360 cc1216-7
35. Captain Plugge

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the fact that television programmes are still being transmitted in Germany; and whether he will investigate the possibility of resuming television services in this country on the same lines?

The Postmaster-General (Mr. W. S. Morrison)

My attention has been drawn to reports that television programmes are being shown in a few public halls in Germany. As regards this country, I see no reason to differ from the view expressed by my predecessor on 21st February when he said, in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for West Willesden (Mr. Viant), that, on the basis of information at present available and after consultation with the Television Advisory Committee, he could see little prospect of the provision of a television service during the war. The Committee are now considering, in consultation with representatives of the radio manufacturing industry, the probable lines of development of television in the more distant future; and they will, I am sure, bear in mind the experience in other countries, including Germany.

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