HC Deb 05 February 1952 vol 495 c131W
Major Beamish

asked the Assistant Postmaster General what will be the site of the new television transmitting station which is to replace Alexandra Palace; by when the new station will be in operation; and how far its completion will improve reception in the South Downs area between Brighton and Eastbourne.

Mr. Gammans

I am informed by the B.B.C. that tests have been started with the object of finding a suitable site for a new television transmitting station if if it is decided to move from Alexandra Palace when the current lease expires in 1956. It is not yet possible to say how reception in the South Downs area would be affected.