§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what area of the United Kingdom it is estimated would be cabled if cable television is introduced.
§ Mr. Raison
No reliable estimates are possible. The extent and rate of cable development will be determined by many factors, including investors' assessment of the market for cable services and the nature of the requirements which those who instal and operate the systems will have to observe. The White Paper setting out the Government's detailed proposals will be published in the early part of next year.