§ Mr. Whitehead
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if legislation will now be introduced extending the Television Act 1964 to 1976 or to 1981.
§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
The Independent Broadcasting Authority Act 1973, which consolidated the Television Act 1964 and the Sound Broadcasting Act 1972, already enables the authority to provide its services until 31st July 1976. As to the possibility of a further extension I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to his Question for oral answer earlier today.