HC Deb 30 July 1964 vol 699 cc362-3W
35. Mr. Mayhew

asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation what improvements have been made in the transmitting facilities of the British Broadcasting Corporation Overseas Services since Her Majesty's Government's announcement of a £ 4½ million programme of development in 1962.

Mr. R. Carr

A short wave relay transmitter is now under construction on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic. The existing relay station at Cyprus has been greatly strengthened by the addition of four new transmitters. The External Services of the B.B.C. have been strengthened at home by the addition of six new transmitters in the last two years. In addition to the programme announced in 1962, a medium wave relay station is being installed in the Aden area.