§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he proposes to issue a general licence under section 15 of the British Telecommunications Act 1981, authorising companies to supply telecommunications value added services in competition with British Telecom.
§ Mr. Butcher
My Department is today seeking the views of the consultative committee on telecommunications on a draft general licence for telecommunications value added network services. I am requesting written438W comments on the draft from any interested party before 15 August. I hope to issue the licence as soon as possible after these consultations have been completed.