HC Deb 25 November 1953 vol 521 cc56-7W
104. Captain Orr

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General when the permanent television transmitter for the Northern Ireland region is expected to come into operation; and what is likely to be its area of coverage.

Mr. Gammans

The B.B.C. expects that a permanent television transmitter at Divis, in Northern Ireland, will be ready to take over the service from the existing temporary transmitter before the end of 1955. The number of people within range of television will then increase from half a million to about a million. The area of reception should include the towns of Newry in the south, Dungannon and Dungiven in the west, Coleraine in the north, and Donaghadee in the east.