§ Mr. Barry Porter
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what limits the Independent Television Commission and Radio Authority already impose on the programme content operated by the relevant commercial franchisees.
§ Mr. Sproat
All licensed programme services have to comply with the programme codes of the Independent Television Commission and the Radio Authority. Copies of the codes have been placed in the Library.
For Channel 3 licence holders and Channel 4, there are other programme requirements, set out in their licenses. National and local radio licence holders have to adhere to promises of performance, which are based on the proposals in the applications for licences.