Radio: Licensing

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Ben Lake Ben Lake Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations the Welsh Government has made to his Department on the criteria Ofcom uses when deciding on the award of local commercial radio licences.

Photo of Ben Lake Ben Lake Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Language Commissioner on Ofcom’s compliance with the Welsh Language Standards.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

We have not received any representations from the Welsh government on the criteria that Ofcom uses when making decisions on awarding local commercial radio licences, nor have there been any discussions between the department and the Welsh Language Commissioner on Ofcom’s compliance with Welsh Language Standards. Ofcom meets with the Commissioner regularly to discuss compliance.

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