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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 Siôn Simon Siôn Simon Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport 2:30 pm, 20th July 2009

I shall try to squeeze in my answer at the end of that extraordinarily long question. We will do exactly the same with radio as we did with television: we will carry out a full cost-benefit analysis of exactly what kind of help scheme might or might not be required, and we will proceed accordingly. There are 9 million digital sets in use already. Consumers have six years to decide how much they want to pay, for what equipment, to receive which services.

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