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Wales

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1950

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19.

asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement regarding the provision of a television service for West Wales.

Until we have had experience of the high-power station near Cardiff it is not certain what areas of West Wales will be unable to receive the service. The question will be carefully considered in the light of that experience.

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that in rural areas, where we do not always have the advantages of modern entertainment, this matter is of considerable importance, and will he press on with it?

Will the right hon. Gentleman inform the House when the transmitter near Cardiff will be brought into being?

23.

asked the Postmaster-General what has been delaying the final decision concerning the actual site of the television station near Cardiff.

There have been local objections to the use of the site originally selected at St. Nicholas, Glamorgan, and the B.B.C. is at present negotiating for the use of an alternative site about a mile away.

Would the right hon. Gentleman say by whom these local objections have been made?

Yes, Sir. The objection has been made by the Cardiff Rural District Council on the grounds of amenities and of misuse of agricultural land.