HC Deb 16 March 1965 vol 708 cc228-9W
40. Mr. Wallace

asked the Postmaster-General how many organisations have made official representations to him for the establishment of a local broadcasting station in Norfolk.

Mr. Benn

Some general inquiries have been made, but no official requests have been received.

Mr. Gower

asked the Postmaster-General what will be the first local broadcasting station or stations planned for Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Benn

As I said in answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Swindon (Mr. Francis Noel-Baker) on 5th March, the Government are considering the general question whether local sound broadcasting should be introduced into the United Kingdom. Until this general question has been decided it will not be possible to evaluate the claims of particular localities.