§ Mr. Bowis
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assurances about the future regulatory framework for media ownership of satellite services broadcasting to the United Kingdom were given by the Government to satellite broadcasting companies prior to the launch of Sky Television.
§ Mr. Renton
Our proposals for regulating ownership in the independent television sector were published in paragraphs 6.48 to 6.53 of the White Paper "Broadcasting in the '90s: Competition, Choice and Quality" (Cm 517), which was presented to Parliament on 7 November 1988. These proposals were amplified in a written answer on 19 May at column317.