§ Mr. HUTCHISON
asked the Postmaster-General whether a decision has yet been reached with regard to the provision of the new television station for the Greater London area; what will be the boundaries of the area served thereby; and by what date it is expected to commence operations?
§ Major TRYON
As I stated in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Wentworth (Mr. Paling) on Monday last, the use of a site at the Alexandra Palace has been authorised for the projected London Television Station, and tenders have been invited for the supply of the necessary apparatus: but I am not in a position to say when broadcasting operations will commence. The Television Advisory Committee anticipates that this station will enable service to be provided for the Greater London area, but the limits of effective service can only be determined when it is in operation.