HC Deb 12 June 1939 vol 348 c914W
Mr. W. R. Duckworth

asked the Post-master-General whether any decision has yet been reached as to which provincial areas will be the first to benefit by an extension of the television service; and whether he can give a definite undertaking that the densely-populated area in the vicinity of Manchester will receive priority of consideration in this matter?

Major Tryon

No decision has yet been reached regarding the extension of the television service beyond the London area. In considering any such extension full weight will be given to the claims of Manchester and other large centres.