HC Deb 01 July 1959 vol 608 cc457-8
36. Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Postmaster-General what instructions were issued to the British delegation to the International Conference held in the United States of America to consider matters relating to television and sound transmissions.

Mr. Marples

I assume that the right hon. Gentleman is referring to the recent meeting of the International Radio Consultative Committee at Los Angeles which discussed the question of common standards for television in Bands IV and V. The instructions to the British delegation concerned channel spacing in these Bands and followed the advice given to me in the letter of 18th March from the Chairman of my Television Advisory Committee. My hon. Friend told the hon. Member for Bristol, West (Mr. Robert Cooke) on 25th March last that a copy of this letter had been placed in the Library.

Mr. Ness Edwards

As I understand that the right hon. Gentleman has a Frequency Committee advising him, will he make available to the House such advice as has been obtained from the Frequency Committee?

Mr. Marples

A copy of the letter is already available in the Library.

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