HC Deb 10 December 1952 vol 509 cc60-1W
55. Mr. Wood

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what information he has on the responsibility for the present interference on the 1,500-metre wavelength in the North-Eastern Region; and what action he proposes to take to see that this interference is removed.

Mr. Gammons

I am informed that owing to interaction between the wireless waves in the atmosphere, the B.B.C. European Service is occasionally heard at night in North-East England as a background to the Light Programme on the long wavelength. The B.B.C. hope to take steps early in the New Year which will eliminate the interference or reduce it appreciably.

56. Mr. Grey

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what progress has been made towards providing the television service for the North-East; and if he will give the estimated date for its commencement.

Mr. Gammans

Work is proceeding on the temporary television transmitter which the B.B.C. plans to instal at Pontop Pike in time for the Coronation and the Post Office arrangements for providing programme links to the station are also well in hand. It is too early to estimate when a television service will begin.