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Digital Radio Switchover

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 20th July 2009.

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Photo of Nicholas Winterton Nicholas Winterton Conservative, Macclesfield 2:30 pm, 20th July 2009

Is the Minister not aware that "Digital Britain" has in fact failed to address the inadequacies of digital radio broadcasting coverage? I am sure that he will agree with that comment. Representations made to me so far suggest that the idea of a switchover is currently very unpopular. Instead of rushing ahead with the switchover, will he take positive action to allow people to see some tangible benefits?

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