§ Sir R. Glyn
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what additions or subtractions have been made to the transmitting resources of the external services of the British Broadcasting Corporation since 1947 in the United Kingdom and overseas, respectively; and at what cost in each case.
§ Mr. Gammans
There has been no change in transmitting resources in the United Kingdom apart from minor adjustments to some of the stations. At Singapore the B.B.C. operated a low power station from August, 1948, to May, 1951, and on the latter date a high power station was brought into service at Tebrau in the Federation of Malaya. The revenue expenditure on these services up to the end of March, 1952, has been £170,000. The capital cost of setting up the station at Tebrau was £600,000.
From April, 1949, to May, 1951, the B.B.C. rented the use of the station Radio Ceylon at a cost of £78,000; the arrangement ceased when the high power transmitters at Tebrau came into operation. From January, 1947, to March, 1950, the B.B.C. rented the use of a transmitter at Norden in Germany at a cost of £190,000. Since March, 1949, a transmitter at Dobl has been rented from the Austrian administration. The cost up to the end of March, 1952, has been £70,000.