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BBC should not harm local and regional broadcasting - Foster

January 25, 2024 by admin in Don in Parliament, News

Commenting on Chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten’s speech at the Oxford Media Convention, Bath MP and Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Don Foster said:

“Lord Patten gets the final word and with it he says what we’ve all been thinking.

“The BBC won’t improve itself by stripping away some of its most valued work. Seven million people listen to BBC local radio across the UK and it is a lifeline for older people and the disabled.

“We can’t expect easy solutions to the BBC’s challenges but it should be possible to meet them without harming local radio and regional TV.”