HC Deb 20 November 1945 vol 416 c232
66. Squadron-Leader Emrys Roberts

asked the Minister of Information what transmitters at present broadcast the Welsh Regional programmes of the B.B.C.; whether he is aware that reception of these programmes is poor in some parts of Wales; and whether the B.B.C. is investigating the cause of this and will provide a transmitter capable of providing adequate reception in all parts of Wales.

The Minister of Information (Mr. E. J. Williams)

The Welsh Home Service is at present broadcast by the high-power Welsh Regional transmitter at Washford and by a medium-power transmitter at Penmon in Anglesey. The B.B.C. has in hand plans to increase the power of the Welsh Regional transmitter, but the physical nature of Wales makes complete coverage difficult to obtain.

Squadron-Leader Roberts

May I ask when these plans will be brought to fruition?

Mr. Bartlett

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that people in West Somerset, near Washford, can hear nothing except Welsh programmes, and can he, apart from an exchange of populations, remedy this difficulty?