HC Deb 22 July 1953 vol 518 cc364-5
23. Mr. G. Wilson

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General when Her Majesty's Government propose to come to a decision on the allocation of broadcasting frequencies in Band III.

Mr. Gammans

This matter will not be decided until Parliament has had an opportunity of considering the questions referred to in the Lord Privy Seal's statement on 2nd July.

Mr. Wilson

Has any undertaking been given to the B.B.C. that they will have first priority in this band?

Mr. Gammans

No understanding as such has been given.

28. Mr. Hobson

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what licensees stand in the way of making a third channel available for television broadcasting in Band III.

Mr. Gammans

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the right hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Ness Edwards) on 15th July.