HC Deb 12 December 1961 vol 651 cc32-3W
64. Sir Harmar Nicholls

asked the Postmaster-General if he will permit both the British Broadcasting Corporation and other leading programme contractors to put out experimental television colour transmissions, with a view to assisting the Pilkington Committee to arrive at a more authoritative conclusion on this matter.

Mr. Bevins

I am sure the Pilkington Committee has taken a great deal of evidence about colour television from a number of sources. So far as tests are concerned, the B.B.C. has been making experimental colour television transmissions for some years; a new series of tests on 405 lines in Band I started in October. There will be B.B.C. tests of colour on 625 lines in Band V next year on lines to be agreed with the Technical Sub-Committee of the Television Advisory Committee. The I.T.A. are also proposing to radiate similar test transmissions.