HC Deb 31 July 1962 vol 664 c39W
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.