HC Deb 14 December 1983 vol 50 c481W
48. Mr. Blair

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of the 11 organisations which have been awarded pre-legislative franchises for cable television have included in their proposals to his Department plans to carry data or voice telephone services.

Mr. Butcher

All 11 applicants with whom we shall be having further discussions on specific points propose to carry data services. Four of them plan to offer voice telephony.