HC Deb 14 December 1960 vol 632 c408
47. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Postmaster-General when he intends to authorise the necessary expenditure by the British Broadcasting Corporation for the extension of television and very high frequency broadcasting services to the islands of Barra, Benbecula, and North and South Uist.

Mr. Bevins

The B.B.C. says that the possibility of further stations in the Outer Hebrides will be considered when the stations I have approved for Lewis and Skye are working, and their effective range established.

Mr. MacMillan

Would the right hon. Gentleman go a little further and give us some sort of idea about the time-table? I am grateful for his reply.

Mr. Bevins

All I can say is that at present I am awaiting the B.B.C.'s Stage III proposals. I do not know when we shall get them, but as soon as I do I will give them urgent consideration.