Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that my Question was directed not to the present but to the future? In view of the enormous commercial advantages that could accrue to this country in terms of communications, will not the Government come down to earth on this issue of satellites and get on with the job of producing commercial satellites for communications and television?
Whether the hon. Gentleman's Question was directed to the present or the future, it contains the word "now", and I answered it accordingly. He knows that the Post Office is contributing heavily to the global satellite system and that these satellites are being used for telecommunications.