HC Deb 12 March 1984 vol 56 cc10-1W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to be able to notify companies selected to receive interim licences for cable television.

Kr. Butcher

Discussions of the particular points arising from their applications with the 11 applicants for pilot licences are well advanced. In most cases it should be possible to bring these discussions to an early and satisfactory conclusion and to begin the detailed preparation of the licences. It remains our intention to issue licences as soon as possible.