§ Mr. Bermingham
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what direct funding has been made for provision of the Olympus satellite education channel to institutions and other bodies in this country; how much indirect funding has been made through such sources as training boards; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Butcher
The Department provides no direct funding for the Olympus satellite educational channel. The determination of any indirect funding would involve disproportionate cost. The satellite is due to be launched next summer. Free transmission time is being made available for nine hours per day to educational and training bodies for a period of two years.