HL Deb 27 September 2000 vol 616 c156WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are their plans to require commercial broadcast companies to provide a minimum broadcast time of regional programmes. [HL3785]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The Government will publish a White Paper later this year which will set out our proposals for reform of broadcasting and telecommunications regulation. We invited ideas for issues to be addressed in the White Paper and we are presently reviewing the responses. Proposals to review the requirements for regional programming will be considered in that context.