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Television (Wales)

Volume 928: debated on Wednesday 23 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will use his influence to ensure better reception of television programmes in the areas of Llangollen and Llantysilio, Clwyd; and whether he will make a statement with regard to proposed improvements in reception in those areas.

The provision of UHF 625-line television services is primarily the responsibility of the broadcasting authorities. The BBC tells me that it now hopes to commission a station late in 1978 to serve the Llangollen area but that, because of the intervening terrain, it is unable to say whether or how far the Llangollen station is likely to benefit Llantysilio. There are no separate plans for serving the latter area.