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Television (Development)

Volume 467: debated on Wednesday 13 July 1949

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asked the Postmaster-General, in view of the prominence which it is proposed to give to television in the exhibition of 1951, what new plans there are for developing television in this country.

A plan for extending television so as to serve the main centres of population has been made. I outlined this plan to my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton (Mr. J. Lewis) on 9th February. How quickly the various stations in the plan can be built depends on the economic situation, but I hope it will be possible to start building the northern station next year. I cannot say yet when the station will be opened.