HC Deb 02 April 1987 vol 113 c1208
9. Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about the proposed regulatory system for community radio broadcasts.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Mr. David Mellor)

We have so far received one letter commenting on the system of regulation proposed in the Green Paper published in February.

Mr. Freud

How practicable does the Minister think it would be to control the political input into community broadcasting?

Mr. Mellor

Very practicable.

Mr. Hanley

Will my hon. Friend assure the House that, whatever system of community broadcasting is finally decided upon, he will make sure that there is proper provision for the linguistic groups within our society?

Mr. Mellor

Yes. I entirely agree with my hon. Friend.