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 whether the future auction proceeds generated by the 700 MHz clearance were considered when designing the funding scheme for users of Programme Making and Special Events equipment displaced by the 700 MHz clearance.

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

Up to £55m of funding will be available to help support the programme making and special events sectors impacted by the 700MHz spectrum clearance programme. ​This is part of the funding envelope for the 700MHz clearance programme to achieve the benefits associated with the spectrum clearance, independent of potential auction receipts.

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