MP in Jersey to discuss the future of broadcasting

MP John Whittingdale
Image caption Mr Whittingdale will meet Jersey ministers

Ministers will discuss the future of broadcasting in the Channel Islands with a visiting UK politician.

John Whittingdale, Culture, Media and Sport select committee chairman, is spending two days in Jersey.

As part of a wider discussion about broadcasting, he is expected to discuss the BBC in the Channel Islands as the corporation faces cuts to services.

Jersey Ministers hope the visit will strengthen the links between the island and the UK.

During the visit Mr Whittingdale will meet the Bailiff, the Lieutenant Governor and ministers, and visit Mont Orgueil Castle and the Jersey Archive.

Also on the agenda is Jersey's efforts to promote the island as a base for Olympic athletes to train.

Mr Whittingdale will also hear about Jersey's progress towards an online betting industry.

Jersey's Deputy Chief Minister Senator Philip Ozouf said: "Jersey's historic links with the United Kingdom are important and this visit offers an excellent opportunity to build on our mutually beneficial relationship."

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