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Digital Broadcasting

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government is taking to ensure that households (a) nationally and (b) in West Lancashire constituency will be able to receive terrestrial television signals following digital switchover in 2012. (202215)

We do not hold television coverage figures for individual constituencies. However, at switchover, it is expected that UK wide coverage levels for digital terrestrial television (DTT), will reach that of present analogue services, which is 98.5 per cent. of households.