§ Mr. Randall
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the proposed date is for the total analogue switch off. 
§ Dr. Howells
The Government are committed to ensuring that terrestrial analogue broadcasting signals are maintained until: everyone who can currently get the main public service broadcasting channels in analogue form can receive them on digital systems; switching to digital is an affordable option for the vast majority of people; as a target indicator of affordability, 95 per cent. of consumers have access to digital equipment. Our target is to complete digital switchover by 2010.