HC Deb 06 March 1962 vol 655 cc52-3W
85. Mr. Mason

asked the Postmaster-General if, under Section 9 (4) of the Television Act, 1954, he will direct the Independent Television Authority to build television booster stations in areas where reception is bad, particularly in Sheffield, Bradford and other northern towns, which will then eliminate the need for large outside television aerials and consequently reduce the hazard from strong winds and gales.

Miss Pike

The I.T.A. are within sight of completing their main station network and are now preparing plans for satellite stations to improve and extend their coverage. They have told my right hon. Friend that they are aware of the reception difficulties in Sheffield and will bear its needs in mind in future planning. The I.T.A. say that reception in Bradford is generally satisfactory. If the hon. Member has any other particular place in mind my right hon. Friend will gladly look into the matter. My right hon. Friend does not think that any direction from him is necessary.