HC Deb 06 March 1996 vol 273 c240W
Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will list the consultants employed to advise her Department upon the technical aspects of the Broadcasting Bill, with particular reference to the operation of multiplexes. [17930]

Mr. Sproat

In March 1995 my Department commissioned the National Economic Research Association to prepare a study of methods of media market measurement. The results of this study informed the preparation of Government policy on cross-media ownership which is reflected in the Broadcasting Bill.

My Department did not commission any work from consultants on digital broadcasting, but relied on the technical advice of the Radiocommunications Agency and the broadcasting authorities.