HC Deb 03 December 1987 vol 123 cc679-80W
30. Mr. John M. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about the implications for his policy on local radio for the future prospects of Radio West Midlands.

Mr. Renton

A number of responses to our Green Paper "Radio: Choices and Opportunities" expressed concern about the withdrawal of BBC local radio services in general, even though the Green Paper made clear the Government's view that, while the BBC would have to judge the extent of its commitment to local radio alongside the other claims on its resources, there continued to be a case for the provision of public service sound broadcasting at local level by the BBC.