§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what regulations govern(a) the proportion of television programmes that have subtitling and (b) the provision of television services for deaf people. 
§ Dr. Howells
Statutory requirements for the provision of subtitling on Channel 3 and Channel 5, and for the provision of subtitling and sign language translation on digital terrestrial television services are included in the 1990 and 1996 Broadcasting Acts respectively. The recently published draft Communications Bill proposes the extension of these services to digital cable and satellite services.