HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 c428W
Sir Geoffrey Johnson

Smith asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is yet able to publish the detailed specification of the C-MAC system which he has adopted as the standard for direct broadcasting by satellite in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Whitelaw

Good progress has been made in drawing up the specification. Before it is approved further detailed discussions with the relevant interests are however desirable. I now expect to be able to publish the specification early in the new year.

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