HC Deb 02 April 1947 vol 435 c332W
113. Mr. J. Lewis

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will proceed with the establishment of a series of radio links for the television services so that the population within the 50-mile radius of Birmingham may have the benefits of this service, which are now being denied them, due partly to the fact that the co-axial link is being used for telecommunication purposes.

Mr. Burke

The establishment of a television radio link between London and Birmingham has been under active consideration for some time and is being pressed on as rapidly as possible. The coaxial cable laid before the war between London and Birmingham was taken over for telephone purposes because it was not found to give transmission of a sufficiently high quality for television of the present standard of definition.