HC Deb 29 November 1972 vol 847 c411
23. Mr. Gwynoro Jones

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what percentage of the people of Carmarthenshire can receive the British Broadcasting Corporation Wales channel.

Sir J. Eden

Sixty-six per cent.

Mr. Jones

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is great disquiet in my constituency because about 40 per cent. of the people do not receive BBC Wales programmes? Will he, before considering a fourth channel as a separate Welsh channel, take steps to ensure that the facilities already available elsewhere are made available to all my constituents?

Sir J. Eden

I shall consider the points which the hon. Gentleman makes. Some people may well find improvements in reception if they make certain that they are using the right sort of outside aerial. I stress the importance of that, and any encouragement which the hon. Gentleman can give in making certain that people look to their aerial installation would be useful.