§ Mr. Cooper-Key
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the unsatisfactory conditions of television reception in the Hastings area continue; and what progress has been made in the installation of a satellite transmitter in the locality.
§ Mr. K. Thompson
I know that television reception is poor in some low-lying parts of Hastings and that there has been considerable interference recently due to adverse propagation conditions. The B.B.C. are considering plans for the installation over the next two years of a limited number of low-power satellite television stations. Many places have claims for consideration, and I cannot say at this stage what the prospects for the Hastings area will be.