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Departmental Television

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to what premium Sky, digital terrestrial or cable television channels (a) her Department, (b) each of its agencies and (c) the Audit Commission subscribes; and at what cost in the most recent year for which figures are available. (210884)

The Department does not subscribe to any Sky, digital terrestrial, or cable television channels that attract a regular payment. The Department (including the Government offices) receives television channels on a Freeview basis.

The Department’s agencies report the following:

The Planning Inspectorate does not subscribe to any Sky, digital terrestrial, or cable television channels.

The Queen Elizabeth 2nd Conference Centre does not subscribe to any Sky, digital terrestrial, or cable television channels.

The Fire Service College subscribes to the basic Sky TV package with Sky Sports and Asian channels added. This was at a cost of £957.69 in the 2007-08 financial year.

The Ordnance Survey does not subscribe to these channels

The Audit Commission does not have a subscription for premium Sky, digital terrestrial or cable television channels. The channels they do receive form part of a Freeview package.