HC Deb 27 June 1956 vol 555 cc50-1W
83. Mr. G. Darling

asked the Postmaster-General how many complaints about bad television reception have been reported to his Department in the Sheffield area this year; what is the cause of the trouble; and what is being done to improve reception of programmes.

Dr. Hill

810 complaints were received up to the middle of May. The trouble was generally due to electrical interference, most of which has been suppressed. Although Sheffield lies well within the normal range of the B.B.C.'s high power transmitter at Holme Moss, reception conditions in the area vary considerably because of the hilly nature of the country.