HC Deb 11 January 1990 vol 164 cc731-2W
Dr. Kim Howells

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the Government's proposals for extending to the English-speaking population of Wales similar television broadcasting facilities to those provided to Welsh speakers by S4C.

Mr. Mellor

The Government have made no proposal to provide a specific alternative to S4C programmes. But English speakers in Wales already receive three UHF channels and the majority of English programmes on the fourth channel, and with the encouragement of the Government's Broadcasting Bill the choice for the viewer is likely progressively to increase through the addition of new services.