HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 c177W
Mr. Elystan Morgan

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (1) if he will give consideration to the designation of an area in Mid or North Wales as a locality suitable for the operation of a commercial radio station;

(2) when he estimates a commercial radio station could be situated in Mid or North Wales.

Sir J. Eden

It will be primarily a matter for the Independent Broadcasting Authority, after it has come into existence on 12th July, 1972, to decide where the stations ought to be located and what priority they ought to be given. In so doing, the IBA will need to take into account all factors relevant to the competing claims of each locality, including its ability to support a station.