House of Commons
EDM #2571
Tabled 02 July 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises the important role of commercial radio as a trusted source of news, information and entertainment for a diverse range of audiences across the UK; understands that radio now operates in a highly competitive digital audio market that includes streaming services which threaten the future viability of UK radio; appreciates the recognition by MPs, Government and Ofcom that radio needs to be able to adapt to compete effectively in a digital age; welcomes the revised localness guidelines published by Ofcom following widespread consultation with parliamentarians and the public; further understands that the guidelines explicitly protect the provision of local news and information provided by local journalists, so that this remains a key element of local commercial radio output; further welcomes the fact that this commitment to local news will be backed up by regulation and continue to be enforced by Ofcom; and believes that these changes will help to protect a crucial element of local commercial radio output while enabling it to invest further in the best possible range of services for audiences.

Signatures (25)

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.