§ Mr. Wheeler
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to establish the Radio Authority.
§ Mr. Waddington
I am setting up the Radio Authority in shadow form on I January 1990. The appointment of Lord Chalfont as chairman has already been announced. I have today appointed the following to become members on 1 January:
- Mr. John Grant
- Mr. Richard Hooper
- Mrs. Jill McIvor
- Mr. Ranjit Sondhi
One further appointment will be made in due course. Subject to parliamentary approval of the Broadcasting Bill, I intend to establish the authority with its full statutory powers on 1 January 1991.