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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 Edward Fleming Mr Edward Fleming , Manchester, Withington 12:00 am, 27th July 1949

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has approved the site at Holme Moss, chosen by the British Broadcasting Corporation for a television station to cover Manchester City and adjoining areas.

Photo of Mr Edward Fleming Mr Edward Fleming , Manchester, Withington

Until the station is actually working, which I expect will take some time, has the right hon. Gentleman's Department any objection to a firm like Pye Television and Radio Co., of Cambridge, setting up an installation in that area?

Photo of Mr Wilfred Paling Mr Wilfred Paling , Wentworth

I should like to see that question on the Paper.

Photo of Mr Ronald Ross Mr Ronald Ross , County Londonderry

Is the Postmaster-General making plans to cover the whole of the United Kingdom and not giving preference to favourite areas?