HC Deb 16 January 2002 vol 378 c354W
Mr. Randall

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the proposed date is for the total analogue switch off. [26705]

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.