§ 69. Sir William Darling
asked the Minister of Information what are his plans for making television available to the Scottish people at the same time as it is introduced in England.
§ The Minister of Information (Mr. E. J. Williams)
Plans for the extension of the Television Service from London to Scotland, to the Principality and to the Provinces will be considered by the Television Advisory Committee in consultation with the radio industry. A number of technical problems must be considered before decisions can be taken.
§ Sir W. Darling
Can the Minister tell me whether it is the intention to establish the necessary engineering appliances in Scotland in connection with the proposed establishment of television?
§ Mr. Williams
It is very difficult for me to answer that question. I should be obliged if the hon. Gentleman would put it on the Order Paper.
Does the right hon. Gentleman really imply that a transfer of this television principle to the provinces is the same thing as applying it to Scotland?