HC Deb 19 December 2000 vol 360 c132W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he will make a statement on his conclusions concerning his review of the statutory requirements for the provision of subtitling, signing and audio description services on digital terrestrial television. [142807]

Janet Anderson

"A New Future for Communications" (Cm 5010), published on 12 December, stated that the Government's aim was to extend and improve provision for subtitling, signing and audio description. We are considering the detailed responses to the consultation paper about these services, issued in July, and we expect to announce our full conclusions shortly.