HC Deb 25 January 1990 vol 165 c874W
54. Mr. Robert B. Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects community radio franchises to be let in west Hertfordshire.

Mr. Mellor

We understand that the shadow Radio Authority plans in the next few months to invite letters of intent from would-be providers of new local radio services. This will assist it in establishing the nature of the demand in different areas, and in drawing up a plan for the progressive introduction of new stations over several years starting early in 1991. It is not possible at this stage to say what will happen in particular areas.