HC Deb 18 March 1953 vol 513 cc15-6
14. Mr. Hayman

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General in which month of this year the British Broadcasting Corporation expects to make available for the radiation of the Home Service the proposed third transmitter at Redruth.

Mr. Gammans

The B.B.C. hope that the new transmitter will be working before next winter, but cannot yet say in which particular month it will start.

Mr. Hayman

Will the Minister bear in mind and request the B.B.C. to bear in mind that the people of Redruth and district have been waiting patiently for a long time for better facilities for the Home Service, and hope that this new transmitter will be erected early in the summer instead of later in the year?

Mr. Gammans

I hope that the hon. Gentleman's constituents will not have to wait very much longer.

Mr. G. R. Howard

Can my hon. Friend say whether this new transmitter will improve the Home Service for those in West Cornwall farther west than Redruth?

Mr. Gammans

I am afraid I should want notice of that.