HC Deb 24 October 1952 vol 505 cc153-4W
Lady Tweedsmuir

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General why the low-powered television transmitter, which is at present at Kirk o'Shotts, should be used to provide a television service for Northern Ireland instead of extending such a service to Aberdeen and the north-east of Scotland.

Mr. Gammans

The television service to Northern Ireland is not being provided, as I inadvertently suggested to the noble Lady on Wednesday, 22nd October—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 22nd October, 1952; Vol. 505; c. 1033]—by the low-powered transmitter from Kirk o'Shotts, but by one of the mobile transmitters which the B.B.C. owns and normally uses for outside broadcasts. The low-powered transmitter at Kirk o'Shotts is a permanent part of the equipment of that station and is being retained as a stand-by in case of breakdown of the high-powered transmitter.