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TV Local News

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had about the future of local news programmes on ITV following the changeover from analogue to digital television. (92578)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has not had any recent discussions on this issue. However, the Government are committed to retaining a strong regional dimension to public service broadcasting, and we welcome the conclusion of Ofcom's review to maintain ITV1’s regional news obligations.