HC Deb 20 June 1956 vol 554 cc104-5W
68. Mr. Godman Irvine

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that television reception in the Bexhill area has deteriorated since transmission has been removed from Alexandra Palace; that this deterioration has increased during the past six weeks; what steps are being taken to overcome these difficulties; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Hill

Bexhill is beyond the limit of good reception from the present temporary Crystal Palace station, as it was from Alexandra Palace. There has actually been some increase in the strength of the television signal received in the Bexhill area, but lately this has been offset by poor atmospheric conditions. Reception will be improved when the power at Crystal Palace is doubled later in the summer, and further improved towards the end of 1957, when the permanent mast is completed.