HC Deb 09 March 1949 vol 462 cc1193-4
69. Mr. John Lewis

asked the Postmaster-General to what extent the delays in providing new equipment for the tele

vision service are due to the fact that materials are required from abroad which are unprocurable owing to the dollar shortage.

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Mr. Hobson)

The B.B.C. informs me that such delays as have occurred in equipping the television service have been due to shortage of materials and manpower. The Corporation does not consider that the dollar shortage has contributed directly to the delays.