HC Deb 01 August 1951 vol 491 cc1448-9
52. Mr. Gammans

asked the Postmaster-General what steps are being taken to provide this country with television in colour.

Mr. Ness Edwards

The B.B.C. informs me that it is carrying out long-term investigations into fundamental problems of colour television; much research work will have to be done before a system suitable for public service is evolved. The Post Office is keeping in touch with technical developments, at home and abroad, so that it will be in a position to provide appropriate facilities for transmitting colour television signals from point to point.

Mr. Gammans

Is not the United States on the verge of having colour television? Why should we not have it here? Is it because we are saddled with a State monopoly and the Americans are not?

Mr. Ness Edwards

The hon. Gentleman should know that there is very great controversy in America about the sort of colour television that they have.

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