HC Deb 07 July 1964 vol 698 c55W
4. Mr. Grimond

asked the Postmaster-General what steps are being taken to prevent interference by foreign stations on the British Broadcasting Corporation television service in the North.

28. Mr. Taverne

asked the Postmaster-General what steps he is taking to eliminate interference from the Continent with British Broadcasting Corporation television programmes.

Mr. Bevins

For the reasons given by my hon. Friend in his Answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Charles A. Howell) on 23rd June, the problem of interference from Continental stations during the summer months is a general one for which there is unfortunately no easy answer, but the B.B.C. are studying the problem.

Interference with B.B.C. television reception in Lincolnshire is particularly troublesome in the summer because the B.B.C.'s signals are comparatively weak in many parts of the county. To remedy this I have authorised the B.B.C. and the I.T.A. to build a joint television and V.H.F. sound broadcasting station at Belmont which, as I told my hon. Friend the Member for Louth (Sir C. Osborne) on 16th June, should give the area good reception of all broadcast services, both sound and television.