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Television Without Frontiers Directive

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the costs to UK businesses arising from the implementation of the new rules contained in the EU television without frontiers directive. (91306)

The Department's partial regulatory impact assessment on the European Commission's proposal for the revision of the television without frontiers directive raised the question of costs to UK businesses. The Department's consultation on the proposal invited businesses to provide an estimate of costs. The consultation period has recently closed and we are considering the information provided. Our analysis will also take full account of the report by Rand Europe “Assessing Indirect Impacts of the EC Proposals for Video Regulation”.