HC Deb 04 March 1988 vol 128 cc725-6W
Mr. Fisher

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received any evidence from(a) the Independent Broadcasting Authority, and (b) the Independent Television Association about the feasibility of auctioning independent television franchises in 1992.

Mr. Renton

The comments of the authority and the association on the report of the Peacock committee both express views about the recommendation that ITV contracts should be awarded by competitive tender.

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