§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many television manufacturers in the United Kingdom are still engaged in manufacturing VHF receivers for television; and when he expects that production of these sets will cease altogether.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
Dual-standard monochrome television sets capable of receiving 405-line VHF transmissions are supplied by four United Kingdom manufacturers, but only one is making the sets here. Some sets will continue to be available next year, but production after then will continue only if it is economic. VHF receivers for use with VHF cable systems are made to special order by at least two United Kingdom companies. Production of these sets is running down as converters become available to permit 113W UHF receivers to be used with these cable systems. It is not possible to say whether production will cease entirely.