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Oral Answers to Questions — Television – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Broughton Mr Alfred Broughton , Batley and Morley 12:00 am, 27th July 1949

asked the Postmaster-General the approximate date on which television broadcasts will begin in Yorkshire.

Photo of Mr Wilfred Paling Mr Wilfred Paling , Wentworth

I regret that I cannot give a date at present; but it is unlikely to be less than two years hence.

Photo of Mr Alfred Broughton Mr Alfred Broughton , Batley and Morley

As many people in Yorkshire and Lancashire would like to have television in their homes and clubs, will my right hon. Friend give an assurance that he will keep a close watch on the construction of the new broadcasting station, so that it will be brought into operation as soon as possible?

Photo of Mr Wilfred Paling Mr Wilfred Paling , Wentworth

Yes; the sooner it is brought into operation the better I shall be pleased.

Photo of Mr Jon Rankin Mr Jon Rankin , Glasgow Tradeston

Will my right hon. Friend also keep in mind the fact that there are a great many people in Scotland in the same position?

Photo of Mr Douglas Clifton Brown Mr Douglas Clifton Brown , Hexham

I did not know that Scotland was in Yorkshire. This Question relates to Yorkshire.

Photo of Mr Ronald Ross Mr Ronald Ross , County Londonderry

Could the Postmaster-General circulate a list of approximate times by which the various areas in the United Kingdom are likely to get television?

Photo of Mr Wilfred Paling Mr Wilfred Paling , Wentworth

I do not think we are at that point yet.