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Digital Switchover Help Scheme

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding will be provided to local authorities to cover the cost of digital switchover of communal TV systems in local authority-owned properties. (176715)

Digital television services were first introduced in 1998. Since then local authorities with housing stock as well as other social and private sector landlords, have been taking action to provide residents with access to these services by ensuring that communal television systems are capable of relaying digital television services. No additional funding has been, or will be, provided to local authorities for the costs of modernising communal televisions systems.