§ Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether he has received any representations on the White Paper, "Broadcasting in the '90s", regarding the provision of broadcasting services to Scottish viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what discussions have taken place between Her Majesty's Government and representatives of deaf and hard of hearing people with regard to the White Paper, "Broadcasting in the '90s"; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Renton
We have received a number of representations in connection with our broadcasting proposals from hon. Members on behalf of constituents who are deaf or hard of hearing. Careful account will be taken of these comments and we would welcome any further comments during the consultation period which ends on 28 February.