Commercial Radio APPG

First Registered: 13/11/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To seek a better understanding between broadcasters and parliamentarians about the vital role that radio plays in our communities and our economy.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Commercial Radio

1. Commercial radio given more freedom on content
18/12/2017 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Commercial radio given more freedom on content - GOV.UK

2. SUPPORTING NEWS ON LOCAL COMMERCIAL RADIO
02/07/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: this House recognises the important role of commercial radio as a trusted source of news, information and

3. Government to consult on future analogue radio licences
23/12/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Government to consult on future analogue radio licences - GOV.UK

4. COMMERCIAL LOCAL RADIO AND BAUER
24/07/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House notes that the commercial local radio industry is now dominated by two media giants Global

5. Consultation on the Renewal of Analogue Commercial Radio Licences
23/12/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Consultation on the Renewal of Analogue Commercial Radio Licences - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Commercial Radio

1. Small-scale Radio Multiplex and Community Digital Radio Order 2019
23/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: terrestrial digital radio to more than 300 existing community stations and smaller commercial services. It will - Speech Link

2. Radio: Local Commercial Stations
25/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: sector encompassing the BBC, commercial and community radio, providing the widest possible choice for listeners - Speech Link
2: large media players have been buying up local commercial radio stations and stripping out hundreds of hours - Speech Link
3: commercial radio has seen a massive increase since 2010, when the current regime was bought in. But according - Speech Link

3. Legislative Reform (Renewal of Radio Licences) Order 2020
27/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: to the UK’s commercial radio sector. In particular, it will allow the holders of commercial analogue—that - Speech Link

4. Independent Radio Production
01/02/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: intend to ensure that a sustainable independent radio production sector is operating over the period to - Speech Link
2: speaking in the debate. The noble Lord is a practising radio performer, I think one can call him, whose programmes - Speech Link

5. Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill
24/02/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: the Bill is to enable community radio stations and small commercial services in the UK to broadcast on - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Commercial Radio
1. Commercial Broadcasting: Radio
asked by: Douglas Chapman
30/06/2020
... commercial radio stations.

2. Radio: Commercial Broadcasting
asked by: Martyn Day
19/11/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with Arqiva on an additional relief package for small commercial radio broadcasters.

3. Radio: Commercial Broadcasting
asked by: Martyn Day
19/11/2020
... whether he plans to provide additional support for transmission costs to small commercial radio broadcasters.

4. Radio: Commercial Broadcasting
asked by: Martyn Day
19/11/2020
... if he will make it his policy to support transmission cost relief for small commercial radio broadcasters.

5. Commercial Broadcasting: Radio
asked by: Tom Watson
22/03/2019
... whether his Department undertook an impact assessment of the effect of changes to localness guidelines for commercial radio on jobs in local commercial radio stations.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Andy Carter Portrait
Andy Carter
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Warrington South
Joined: 7th August 2020
Baroness Grender Portrait
Baroness Grender
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 6th June 2018
Andrew Percy Portrait
Andrew Percy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Brigg and Goole
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Simon Jupp Portrait
Simon Jupp
Vice Chair
Conservative - East Devon
Joined: 7th August 2020
Iain Stewart Portrait
Iain Stewart
Vice Chair
Conservative - Milton Keynes South
Joined: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Lord Gordon of Strathblane
Treasurer & Secretary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andy Carter MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: andy.carter.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Michael Ireland, Radiocentre, 55 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1BS. Tel: 020 7010 0651

Email: michael.ireland@radiocentre.org

Secretariat:

Radiocentre acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.radiocentre.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
5 Feb 2020
Source
Radiocentre
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/02/2020 To : 04/02/2021
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Commercial Radio APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Vaizey of Didcot Portrait
Lord Vaizey of Didcot
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Pete Wishart Portrait
Pete Wishart
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Perth and North Perthshire
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 21st November 2018
Mims Davies Portrait
Mims Davies
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Mid Sussex
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 26th April 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Bingham Portrait
Andrew Bingham
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for High Peak
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships