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Radio: Regulation

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to reduce the regulatory burden on analogue commercial radio. (134580)

The regulatory regime for analogue commercial radio is established under the Communications Act 2003 and the Broadcasting Acts. Detailed implementation is the responsibility of the independent communications regulator Ofcom. Ofcom are currently consulting on phase 3 of their review of the future of radio and, subject to the outcome of that consultation, Ofcom and the Government will consider the case for reducing regulatory or legislative burdens on analogue commercial radio.