That this House notes with great concern the BBC’s plan to close the digital radio station BBC Asian Network; recognises the need for a national radio station catering for the Asian population in the UK; fully supports the station’s unique position at the heart of the Asian community, providing a platform for British Asian content and culture since it began in the Midlands in 1988; and urges the Government to encourage the role of the BBC Asian Network as a stage for British Asian culture to continue to develop and grow.