§ 2. Mr. Brewis
asked the Postmaster-General whether, before he takes any steps to raise the television licence fee, he will ensure that viewers in the South-West of Scotland receive first-class reception of Scottish programmes.
§ Mr. Bevins
There are two aspects to my hon. Friend's Question. First, the question of finance for the B.B.C., which is under separate consideration, and, second, the question of a self-contained television service for Scotland which is discussed in paragraphs 51 and 53 of the White Paper on Broadcasting (Cmnd. 1770). I regret that I cannot make the one directly dependent upon the other as my hon. Friend has in mind.