HC Deb 03 March 1986 vol 93 c51W
Mr. John Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is proposing to take any steps to seek to improve television reception in the Afan valley; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Giles Shaw

There are some localities in the Afan valley where, because of the terrain, television reception is non-existent or poor. The BBC/IBA joint UHF engineering programme is designed to extend television coverage to unserved communities of 200 persons or more; and I understand that the IBA, which takes the lead on engineering matters in this area, is considering the case for additional relays under that programme.