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
- Government Response to the Report into Digital Switchover of Television and Radio in The United Kingdom
- Report: Digital switchover of television and radio in the United Kingdom
- Archive Press Notice: Lords Communications Committee warn of danger of major negative public reaction to radio digital switchover unless Government take action
- House of Lords Select Committee on Communications
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.