HC Deb 02 February 1955 vol 536 c1067
5. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what progress has been made during the last 12 months with experiments in colour television; when he expects that colour television will be available to British televiewers; and if he will indicate the extent of alterations which will, as a consequence, be necessary in existing television sets.

Mr. Gammans

At the request of my noble Friend, this matter is being fully studied by the Television Advisory Committee, on which the radio industry, the B.B.C. and I.T.A. are all represented. The Committee is also co-ordinating research and information with the industry. During the past 12 months there have been demonstrations in this country of colour television by different processes under laboratory conditions, but much research on fundamental points is still required before definite recommendations can be made, and it is too early to say when colour television will be generally available in this country. Existing television sets cannot be adapted for colour television.