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Government responds to Digital Switchover Report

14 June 2010

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has presented the Government Response to the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications Report "Digital switchover of television and radio in the United Kingdom", which was published in March 2010

Conclusions and Recommendations

The Government agrees with the Committee that a full impact assessment will be required before any decision can be made on whether and when to move from a primarily analogue to a digital radio landscape, and has already begun to collect the evidence needed to support such an assessment.

The Government also agrees with the Committee on the need to ensure that retailers are able to provide reliable advice to consumers when purchasing a new radio, and the importance of clear and consistent guidance for consumers when considering conversion of existing in-vehicle radios.

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