HC Deb 27 July 1982 vol 28 cc437-8W
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 written 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.