§ 77. Sir C. Osborne
asked the Postmaster-General, in view of the fact that the British Broadcasting Corporation's aerials have been at the Belmont, North Lincolnshire, site since early April, and the transmitters are complete, what is causing the delay in completing this work and giving the people of North Lincolnshire as good a service as is provided by the Independent Television Authority; if he will give directions that this work is to be completed without further delay; if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
The construction timetable for the B.B.C.'s stations is the Corporation's responsibility. They tell me that though the transmitter and the294W fibre glass cladding for the aerial are ready there has been some delay in the manufacture and testing of the aerial itself. This is expected to be delivered shortly, but it will not now be possible to complete the BBC-1 installation at Belmont before the autumn.