HC Deb 17 October 1989 vol 158 c19W
Miss Emma Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library the summary of the 3,000 responses he received to the White paper, "Broadcasting in the '90s Competition, Choice and Quality", with particular reference to responses to paragraph 6.17, the allocation of television franchises through the highest tender method.

Mr. Renton

My right hon. Friend placed in the Library on 21 April a list of the main organisations which submitted comments on the broadcasting White Paper which he announced in reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Westminster, North (Mr. Wheeler) at column342. I regret that the further information sought would involve a fresh analysis of more than 3,000 submissions and could therefore be provided only at disproportionate cost.