§ Mr. Grey
While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that reply, may I ask him if he is aware that this has been a long campaign, and that the decision to have our own wavelength makes complete nonsense of the 14 years we have been told time and again that it was impossible to have our own wavelength? May I assure the right hon. Gentleman that the decision to have our own wavelength has been widely accepted in the North-East, where people now want to know if they can be compensated for all this inconvenience by being in the first area to have coloured television?
§ Mr. Bevins
Of course, there has been no delay on the part of the Post Office or the B.B.C. This new wavelength became available through a rearrangement of wavelengths for the B.B.C.'s external services, following upon the decision to close down a transmitter in West Germany.