asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received in support of community radio stations in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
Since the reply given to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Kingswood (Mr. Hayward) on 23 January, at columns 417–8, we have received about a dozen letters on community radio in Scotland, together with a number of telephone inquiries. Most of the approaches have been from persons wishing to set up community radio stations. My right hon. and learned Friend hopes to make a statement before long on how we propose to take forward the development of community radio.