HC Deb 02 December 1953 vol 521 c138W
90. Captain Orr

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General why the permanent television transmitter for Northern Ireland cannot commence service before the end of 1954; and how far the delay is due to lack of speed in completing the road at Diris or to some other cause.

Mr. Gammans

During the next two years, the B.B.C. not only has to replace the temporary television stations in Northern Ireland and North-East England, but also to put up new stations in the Isle of Wight, South Devon, Aberdeen, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, which at present have no television service at all. This is a big programme and the Government are satisfied that it is being pressed on at all points as quickly as possible.