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Digital Broadcasting: Finance

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much digital switchover implementation in October will cost the public purse, broken down by main budget heading. (142841)

The cost of switchover in Whitehaven in October will be met by the broadcasters. In addition, it is estimated that up to £1 million of the £603 million budget for the Digital Switchover Help Scheme (which is funded through the licence fee) will be applied in Whitehaven.