§ 10.15 p.m.
§ Mr. Edward du Cann (Taunton)
I beg leave to present a petition on behalf of my constituents in Taunton—
§ Mr. du Cann
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I beg leave to present a petition from my constituents in Taunton, the surrounding countryside and others in the county of Somerset advertising a view, which I entirely share and am encouraging, and so is my family. The view is in favour of local radio. The petition is supported by over 6,000 persons and reads as follows:To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.The Humble Petition of citizens of Taunton and district,Sheweth that the recent snow and flood emergency has demonstrated the value of a local radio station in Taunton.Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House may by all possible means support the establishing of a local radio station in Taunton.And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.In the context of publication of the Annan report, I hope the House will think that this petition is timely. I am indeed grateful for the opportunity to present it.
§ To lie upon the Table.