Radio Frequencies

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Lord Clement-Jones Lord Clement-Jones Chair, Artificial Intelligence Committee, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Digital)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Ofcom about why the draft funding scheme for users of Programme Making and Special Events equipment displaced by the 700 MHz clearance was limited to the residual value of equipment.

Photo of Lord Clement-Jones Lord Clement-Jones Chair, Artificial Intelligence Committee, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Digital)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Ofcom about why the draft funding scheme for users of Programme Making and Special Events equipment displaced by the 700 MHz clearance required equipment to have 50 per cent or more of its tuning range in the 700 MHz band to be eligible for funding.

Photo of Lord Clement-Jones Lord Clement-Jones Chair, Artificial Intelligence Committee, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Digital)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Ofcom about why the draft funding scheme for users of Programme Making and Special Events equipment displaced by the 700 MHz clearance does not cover non-equipment clearance related costs.

Photo of Lord Clement-Jones Lord Clement-Jones Chair, Artificial Intelligence Committee, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Digital)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Ofcom about the impact of the 700 MHz clearance on Programme Making and Special Events equipment operating below 694 MHz.

Photo of Lord Clement-Jones Lord Clement-Jones Chair, Artificial Intelligence Committee, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Digital)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Ofcom about the non-equipment costs of Programme Making and Special Events equipment users clearing the 700 MHz band.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Ofcom issued a consultation on a Help Scheme for PMSE last year. Ofcom has reviewed responses to the consultation and will be publishing its Statement in due course. Ofcom have provided advice to Government on the proposed scheme and the details of the scheme, including eligibility criteria, will be set out in the forthcoming Statement.

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