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Digital Switchover

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on digital switchover, with particular reference to assistance for vulnerable people. (204465)

Figures from the Ofcom Digital Television Update October to December 2007 showed that nationally, 86.7 per cent. of homes had converted their primary set to digital.

Help will be available from the Digital Switchover Help Scheme for those aged 75 or over and those with disabilities. Those outside the scheme who may still need some additional assistance can get help from the digital outreach programme set up by Digital UK.