§ 72. Mr. Ridsdale
asked the Postmaster-General what is the reason for the deterioration of television reception in the Harwich—Dovercourt area, after a short improvement when the new transmitter at Crystal Palace was first opened.
The Harwich—Dovercourt area is at present at the limit of possible reception from Crystal Palace. The improved reception obtained when the new station was opened was due to exceptionally favourable atmospheric conditions at the time. Reception will be improved when Crystal Palace begins to transmit on higher power in August and again towards the end of next year when the station is completed and working on full power.