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Communications Act 2003: Public Service Broadcasters
Oral Contribution: 22nd March, 2018
Whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the provisions of the Communications Act 2003 to give greater prominence to public service broadcasters; and if he will make a statement.
Since the Minister has gone in that direction, I ask him again specifically: if it is such a good idea, would it be a good idea for NHS trusts that propose setting up subsidiary companies to publish their business plans so we can see what is happening with that public money?
As an MP for Bradford, I enthusiastically welcome this statement. I invite the Secretary of State to Keighley, which is the jewel in the crown of Bradford, to view progress at a later date. A day’s notice will be fine...
A MAJOR initiative has been unveiled to bring new businesses, investment and jobs to Keighley. Regeneration chiefs say the scheme, launched this weekend, will breathe fresh life into the town. Firms will be offered financial incentives to expand their operations, bringing empty units and buildings back into use and creating employment.
DESCRIBED by many people as one of the most beautiful bus routes in England, from Easter weekend there will be new direct Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday DalesBus bus services through Upper Wharfedale and Wensleydale to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
ALL five Bradford-district MPs have attended a cross-party event to discuss major investment projects. They gathered at City Hall with the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Keighley councillor Abid Hussain, and his deputy, fellow Keighley councillor Doreen Lee. Ilkley MP John Grogan, who arranged the event, said: "I think it is a number of years since such a meeting took place.
THE LEEDS and Liverpool Canal between Silsden and Riddlesden will benefit from a £2.9 million boost for the county’s towpaths. West Yorkshire Combined Authority has announced plans to improve cycling and walking access to four canals. Work was due to start this week (March 26) on upgrading canal towpaths as part of the authority’s award winning £60 million CityConnect programme aimed at making it easier for people to cycle and walk.
OPPOSITION continues to mount to plans for a major new housing development on the southern edge of Keighley. The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (K&WVR) has added its voice to those of residents opposing the outline application for 130 homes on fields south of Goose Cote Lane. K&WVR chairman Dr Matt Stroh said: “We’re concerned the application will impact negatively on our attractiveness to visitors, and harm our long-term future as well as reducing the amount of tourism revenue generated in the area.”
A SAFEGUARDING conference in Keighley this month aims to make the town the “very best in the country” at protecting its children. A host of organisations will come together to look at what have they can offer youngsters both now and in the long-term. The conference is being organised jointly by Keighley MP John Grogan and United Keighley, a multi-agency group that campaigns to stop the sexual exploitation of children.
AN influential group of MPs – which includes three DUP representatives – have criticised the British government for its failure to come up with solutions for keeping the Irish border free-flowing after Brexit. In a report published today, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee calls on Theresa May's government to spell out how the border will remain frictionless – adding that the current proposals are inadequate.