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Local Press: Government Assistance

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he plans to introduce to provide assistance to regional news broadcasters. (294300)

The Digital Britain White Paper makes clear that sustainable nations' regional and local news is a priority. The Government have decided to secure the plural provision of this kind of content by awarding funding to news consortia that will have the scope to provide enhanced localness, provided in the Channel 3 broadcasting schedule to build on existing reach and access to audiences, as well as via multi-platform delivery.