§ Dame Irene Ward
asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications when the stereo radio equipment will be available in the North-East, following the undertaking given to the hon. Member for Tynemouth on 18th November, 1971 that it will be installed by the end of 1972.
§ Sir J. Eden
The undertaking was that the BBC hoped to begin installing the new equipment towards the end of 1972. The corporation has started on this major scheme, which is expected to take several years to complete. I shall send my hon. Friend details.