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Independent Broadcasting Authority (Franchise Areas)

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what communications he has received from the Independent Broadcasting Authority during the current year relating to the boundaries of independent television franchise areas; and what replies he has given.

The boundaries of independent television franchise areas are a matter for the IBA and it is not for me to intervene. However, the IBA has kept me informed of representations that it has received on the subject.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what instructions have been given to the Independent Broadcasting Authority concerning the maintenance of present boundaries for all forthcoming franchise area applications.