HC Deb 09 March 1989 vol 148 c604W
33. Mr. Clifford Forsythe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has as to how many households in Northern Ireland are at present able to receive cable television.

Mr. Renton

Ulster Cablevision has the Cable Authority franchise to provide cable television to 136,000 homes in Belfast. This franchise is not operational yet. In addition, the Cable Authority has authorised a number of satellite master antennae television systems in Northern Ireland. Information on the number of households connected to such systems is not readily available.