HC Deb 20 March 1962 vol 656 cc192-3
19. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Postmaster-General when he will authorise the British Broadcasting Corporation to provide a further sub-station in order to improve their television transmissions to North Cornwall, particularly the Bude area.

Mr. Bevins

The B.B.C. now tells me that it is hoping to make certain changes in transmission techniques which will lessen the interference now occurring between its transmitters at Holme Moss and North Hessary Tor, which use the same channel, and which affects reception in Bude and other places in North Cornwall. When this has been done the Corporation will be better able to judge whether a satellite station is needed in North Cornwall.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the B.B.C. has said that it does not hold out much hope of improving the situation as things stand at the moment? Will my right hon. Friend be sympathetic towards any appeal from the B.B.C. for additional funds to put up new satellites in this part of the country?

Mr. Bevins

With respect to my hon. Friend, I think that the important thing is to see how these new techniques operate and whether they improve matters in North Cornwall. If they do not work well we can consider a satellite.

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