§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the average cost of(a) erecting and (b) maintaining local low-power television relay masts in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The average cost of erecting a low-power broadcaster's television relay station is in the order of £40,000, with maintenance costs of about £3,000 per year. However, these costs can be markedly affected by factors such as site rental and access, laying-on of electricity at remote sites, and mast erection and equipment housing.