§ Mr. Yeo
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the number of subscriptions to(a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by her Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
[holding answer 10 April 2002]: My Department has four subscriptions to digital satellite at a cost of approximately £5,000 per year and up to 25 subscriptions to digital cable at a cost of approximately £15,000 per year. We do not have any subscriptions to digital terrestrial television. The purpose of the subscriptions is for parliamentary business and constant access to news and House of Commons transmissions.