To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations her Department has received on the recognised spectrum access scheme proposed in the Communications Bill; and how many of them were (a) in support of and (b) in opposition to the scheme. 
[holding answer 7 March 2003]: Eight representations have been received by the Department supporting recognised spectrum access and 26 opposing the principle of the scheme or its proposed application to satellite services.
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether Ministers from her Department have met representatives of the UK satellite industry to discuss the impact of recognised spectrum access on the satellite industry. 
[holding answer 7 March 2003]: I agreed last month to meet representatives of UK and European satellite operators to discuss recognised spectrum access. The meeting has been arranged for 8 April.