HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c770

7.2 pm

Mr. Peter Duncan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale)

I take great pleasure in presenting to the House a petition of several hundred of my constituents who expressed concern about the limited availability of analogue television services in my constituency and the failure to expand the availability of digital television services.

The petition states: The petition of residents of Dumfries and Galloway declares that access to the licence fee funded Freeview service is virtually non-existent in the region, and that terrestrial television transmission provides a restricted choice of channels. The petitioners therefore request the House of Commons to urge the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to take the necessary action to ensure that DTV Service upgrades transmitters throughout the region in order to facilitate reception of all available terrestrial channels and digital services on Freeview.

To lie upon the Table.