HC Deb 16 July 1963 vol 681 cc31-2W
66. Mr. Prior

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the inadequacy of the television picture on British Broadcasting Corporation transmissions in strong sunlight conditions on the north-east Norfolk coastline; and whether he will investigate this with a view to bringing about an improvement.

Mr. Bevins

The B.B.C. tells me that its Norwich station, which uses Channel 3, can be received satisfactorily for most of the year on the North-East Norfolk coastline. During the summer, however, reception is liable to be spoilt from time to time by interference from continental stations operating on the same channel. The Norfolk station is already using the maximum permitted power. There are many places with stronger claims for improvement in reception, and the B.B.C. does not consider that a satellite station for this area would be justified.

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