HC Deb 13 March 2001 vol 364 cc568-9W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his policy is on keeping important national sporting events free to TV viewers. [153032]

Janet Anderson

The Government believe that all television licence holders should have free access (on the BBC, the ITV Network or Channel 4) to those sporting occasions which have true national resonance. These events are listed under Part IV of the Broadcasting Act 1996.