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Cable Television

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is in a position to announce his decision in relation to any further applications for a licence to conduct a pilot scheme of subscription television over cable.

In replies to my hon. Friends the Members for Coventry, South-West (Mr. Butcher) on 10 March 1981—[Vol. 1000, c. 285–86.]—and East Grinstead (Mr. Johnson Smith) on 22 July 1981—[Vol. 9, c. 38.]—I said that I had decided to license six broadcast relay operators to provide subscription television services in 12 areas for an initial period of two years, and that I was considering a further application for a service in Wellingborough. I have now decided to license Cablevision (Wellingborough) Limited to provide a service in Wellingborough.