HC Deb 21 December 1989 vol 164 c389W
Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to establish the Independent Television Commission.

Mr. Waddington

I am setting up the Independent Television Commission (ITC) in shadow form on 1 January 1990. The appointments of Mr. George Russell as chairman and Lord Chalfont as a member have already been announced. I have today appointed Lady Popplewell and Professor James Ring to become members on 1 January. Further appointments will be made in due course. Subject to parliamentary approval of the Broadcasting Bill, I intend to establish the ITC with its full statutory powers on 1 January 1991.