HC Deb 04 May 2000 vol 349 c211W
Mr. Colman

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will hold meetings with the local government associations and the Housing Corporation to ensure that communal aerials in social housing are upgraded to enable the tenants to purchase and use digital television and receive an adequate digital signal. [118965]

Janet Anderson

The Government recognise the difficulties which those who rely on shared aerial systems may face in receiving digital transmissions. The ITC, the BBC and the digital broadcasters all provide free advice about the technical solutions available and a number of local authorities have already agreed technical solutions with the digital broadcasters. However, I am arranging to meet representatives of the LGA and the Housing Corporation to draw their attention to this issue, and I will write to my hon. Friend to let him know the outcome of that meeting.