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ITV: Local Broadcasting

Volume 506: debated on Monday 1 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had on ITV's proposals for regional news. (318852)

I have had a number of discussions with ITV and other interested organisations during the past year on the future of regional news on Channel 3 and the Government's policy objective to secure this news through independently funded news consortia.