HC Deb 08 July 1953 vol 517 c1247
55. Sir R. Grimston

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General when the technical information promised in paragraph 10 of the White Paper, Command Paper No. 8550, is to be given to the radio industry.

Mr. Gammans

The publication of the Report of the Television Advisory Committee, together with the information contained in the statement made yesterday by my noble Friend, should enable the radio industry to go forward with the design and development of adaptors and new receivers.

Sir R. Grimston

Is my hon. Friend aware that neither the Report nor the statement published yesterday gives sufficient information to enable the radio industry to proceed with development? Does my hon. Friend contemplate having discussions with them or giving further information in the near future?

Mr. Gammans

We shall be pleased to meet the radio industry if they feel that the information already given to them is inadequate.

Captain Orr

Will my hon. Friend give a firm undertaking that the two channels available in Band Three will be reserved for commercial television?

Mr. Gammans

That is outside the scope of the Question.