HC Deb 15 November 1985 vol 86 c322W
Mr. Clifford Forsythe

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the licensing of cable television systems in Northern Ireland and his plans to award franchises in the Province to cable broadcasting companies.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Decisions on these matters are for the Cable Authority, which I understand has no plans to advertise further franchises in Northern Ireland in the immediate future.