HC Deb 17 November 1964 vol 702 cc187-8
11. Mr. George Jeger

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the unsatisfactory television reception in Ferrybridge and district; and whether he will take the necessary action to improve the situation.

Mr. Joseph Slater

Reception of both the B.B.C.'s and the I.T.A.'s television services should normally be good in Ferrybridge and district if suitable receiving aerials are used; but if my hon. Friend has any particular case in mind and will write to us about it, we will gladly have it investigated.

Mr. Jeger

But I understand that a number of my constituents have sent a petition to the hon. Gentleman's Department, and the purpose of my Question was to stimulate a reply to that petition. Is it impossible to get a local booster station which would help the reception of television in this area?

Mr. Slater

I am not aware of any petition that has been sent to my Department in regard to the matter mentioned in the Question, but both the B.B.C. and the I.T.A. say that Ferrybridge and district receive a satisfactory signal from their stations at Holme Moss and Emley Moor. The Post Office North-East Region confirms this and says that it has had no recent complaints.