§ Mr. Whitelaw
A consultation letter has been sent today to both broadcasting authorities, the Cable Television Association, film and cinema industry representatives and other interested parties inviting written comments by 31 May. On the basis of comments received, I shall then decide the circumstances and conditions in which subscription television may be authorised. In addition to the organisations specifically consulted, I shall be pleased to receive comments from any other organisations or individuals who would like to send them. Copies of the consultation letter will be made available 19W on request to the Home Office, Broadcasting Department, Room 610, 50 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AT: telephone 01-213 3346.