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Digital Switchover: Wales

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2009, Official Report, column 1085W, on Digital Switchover: South Wales, (1) whether the Core Receiver Requirements set in November 2008 in respect of audio description will apply to all equipment supplied through the Helpscheme for digital changeover in South Wales; (252947)

(2) whether the Core Receiver Requirements set in November 2008 in respect of audio description will apply to all equipment supplied through the Helpscheme for digital changeover in Mid and West Wales;

(3) whether the Core Receiver Requirements set in November 2008 in respect of audio description will apply to all equipment supplied through the Helpscheme for digital changeover in North Wales.

As detailed within the Scheme Agreement (Chapter 3, 20 (3)), the Core Receiver Requirements in respect of audio description only apply to Most Cost Effective Offer equipment in North Wales, South Wales and Mid and West Wales.