§ 23. Mr. Favell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a further statement on the prospects for community radio.262W
§ 71. Mr. Carrington
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to widen choice for radio listeners.
§ Mr. Renton
I refer my hon. Friends to the reply I gave earlier today to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Derby, North (Mr. Knight). We have endorsed IBA proposals to award 20 community radio contracts. In due course, up to several hundred local and community radio stations would be possible under our proposals in the White Paper "Broadcasting in the '90s".