HC Deb 12 February 1973 vol 850 c233W
42. Mr. Edelman

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what further study he is giving to the problem of the residents at Allesley Park, Coventry, who are unable to receive satisfactorily 625-line television signals; and what proposals he has for improving such reception.

Sir J. Eden

As I explained to the hon. Member in my letter of 22nd January, the problem is one to be solved by local initiative.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what percentage of people living in Cardiganshire are able to receive: (a) BBC 2 programmes, and (b) 625 line colour television; and what improvements he expects in these percentages by the end of 1975.

Sir J. Eden

Fifty-two per cent. in each case. The BBC tells me that it will rise to 71 per cent. when the Presely main station opens later this year. Thereafter progress will depend on the provision of relay stations, but it is too early to say when these will be built.