HC Deb 21 December 1965 vol 722 cc416-7W
Mr. Armstrong

asked the Postmaster-General when B.B.C.2 will be available to the north-east of England.

Mr. Benn

The extension of B.B.C.2 coverage is a matter, in the first place, for the B.B.C. One of the Corporation's main U.H.F. stations to serve north-east England, including parts of County Durham, is expected to open at Pontop Pike in the spring. Further stations are planned to serve the area, but it is too early to say when these additional stations are likely to open.