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Television (Colour)

Volume 527: debated on Wednesday 19 May 1954

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General to make a statement about the progress of British research on colour television; and if he will give an assurance that steps are being taken to see that no restrictions of false economy will handicap British science taking its proper place in speedy advance.

The British radio industry is doing a great deal of research into colour television and the B.B.C. is co-operating closely. My noble Friend has asked the Television Advisory Committee to investigate the question of introducing a colour system in this country. This is bound to take some considerable time because there are several difficult technical and other problems to be solved before a reliable and economic colour service can be provided for the public.