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BBC: Internet

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received on proposals by the BBC to establish a local network of news video sites; and if he will make a statement. (232996)

I have received a number of direct representations on BBC’s plans for online local news provision. However, this is a matter for the BBC Trust. There is no provision for the Government to intervene in the BBC’s day-to-day operational or editorial matters.