HL Deb 21 December 1989 vol 514 c406WA
Lord Mottistone

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they intend to establish the Independent Television Commission.

Earl Ferrers

My right honourable friend the Home Secretary is setting up the Independent Television Commission (ITC) in shadow form on 1st January 1990. The appointments of Mr. George Russell as Chairman and the noble Lord, Lord Chalfont, as a member have already been announced. My right honourable friend has today appointed Lady Popplewell and Professor James Ring to become members on 1st January. Further appointments will be made in due course. Subject to parliamentary approval of the Broadcasting Bill, my right honourable friend intends to establish the ITC with its full statutory powers on 1st January 1991.