HC Deb 25 July 1983 vol 46 c277W
Mr. Raffan

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has as to the number of people in the Delyn parliamentary constituency who can receive transmissions from the British Broadcasting Company Wales, Harlech Television Wales and S4C, respectively; and in which parts of the constituency they are located.

Mr. Hurd

Because of screening by hills, certain areas of Deeside cannot receive UHF television services from transmitters in Wales, principally the main north-east Wales transmitter at Moel-y-Parc, and instead have to rely for television service on the Winter Hill transmitter in Lancashire, which carries BBC1 (north-west), BBC2, Granada and the fourth channel (instead of BBC Wales, BBC2, Harlech and S4C). The only readily available information regarding the numbers involved comes from a 1970 survey, which showed that around 12,000 people in the Holywell and Flint areas were in this situation.