HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c461W
Mr. Stan Crowther

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider introducing legislation to limit the extent to which non-British interests may own capital in British independent local radio companies.

Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in considering the Report of the Annan Committee, if he will give attention to the problems arising from the acquisition of substantial shareholdings in commercial radio stations by foreign or Commonwealth companies.

Mr. John

We shall be considering the question of foreign and Commonwealth holdings in commercial radio and television companies in the light of paragraph 13.35 of the Annan Report and of the comments we have received on this paragraph.