HC Deb 21 April 1998 vol 310 cc563-4W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Director General of the BBC concerning the Corporation's proposals to fund the converting of BBC Services into digital form by BSkyB. [39056]

Mr. Fisher

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has had no such discussions with the BBC. However, the Government support the BBC's stated aim of making its licence fee funded digital television services available on all digital delivery platforms, including digital satellite.

Mr. Battle

Decommissioning of a nuclear power station is a matter for the operator, taking into account the requirements of the regulatory authorities. This includes details of timing and finance.