HC Deb 29 July 1953 vol 518 cc1265-6
1. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he is yet in a position to announce the date when a television service will be available for Aberdeen and the North-East of Scotland.

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Mr. David Gammans)

No, Sir, not yet.

Mr. Hughes

Will the hon. Gentleman explain three esoteric mysteries about this television plan? First, will it take precedence over commercial television? Second, is it not strange that he can fix the place and mode in which but not the time when it will be available? Third, what areas in the North of Scotland will it cover?

Mr. Gammans

The last part of the supplementary question I answered last week. With regard to the selection of the site, that is a matter for the B.B.C. As to the time when it will be ready, if the hon. and learned Gentleman will put down a Question in about six months' time, I shall probably be able to give him the information.

Mr. Hughes

What about the first part of my supplementary?

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