HC Deb 14 April 1954 vol 526 c111W
66. Mr. G. Wilson

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether, in view of the poor radio reception suffered by many parts of Cornwall for many years, special consideration can be given to the desirability of giving the needs of Cornwall a high degree of priority in the setting up of the proposed very high frequency network.

Mr. Gammans

My noble Friend hopes to make a statement soon about the development of very high frequency broadcasting.

Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General when the proposed very high frequency station in the Brechin area is expected to be installed; whether it will provide improved reception of the Light Programme in the City of Dundee; and what is the estimated cost of the adaptation required to radio receivers.

Mr. Gammans

My noble Friend is considering proposals made by the B.B.C. for the first stage of V.H.F. sound broadcasting and hopes to make an announcement on the subject shortly. I should say, however, that it is unlikely that Dundee will benefit from this first stage.

With regard to the last part of the Question, I cannot at present add to the statements in the Television Advisory Committee's Second Report, page 9, paragraph 7 (4), and page 22, paragraph 12.

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