HC Deb 15 June 1981 vol 6 c248W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list all sources of public funds available to organisations wishing to improve television reception for communities of a population over 500.

Mr. Mayhew

The provision and improvement of television coverage is primarily the responsibility of the BBC and the IBA, which are co-operating on the construction of the UHF transmitter network. Phase II of their engineering programme will extend coverage to communities with a population of 500 or more, and should be completed by about 1984. The question of public funds does not arise.