BBC (Public Service Broadcasting)
Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport
Andy Burnham (Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media & Sport; Leigh, Labour)
On ITV, as we move towards a full digital television world, the basis on which we have regulated ITV hitherto changes. It is important to understand that the financial case changes for the regional programming that we have received for many years. However, I agree with my hon. Friend that we want public service broadcasting to build on the best of what we have got—strong programming, with a regional identity and regional news, which people value greatly, provided by not only the BBC.