HC Deb 18 July 1988 vol 137 c453W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, when he next meets the chairman of the BBC, he will raise with him the implications of the corporation's plans to reduce the funding of existing local radio stations for the Government's commitment to an increase in the quantity and quality of local radio provision.

Mr. Renton

No. I have to tell my hon. Friend that I have already made it clear on a number of occasions that it is for the BBC to decide for itself how much of its resources to commit to local radio.