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Newspapers (Shareholdings)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will take steps to prevent any Arab State or

Algeria Per cent.Libya Per cent.Nigeria Per cent.Kuwait Per cent.Saudi Arabia Per cent.Iran Per cent.
United Kingdom
Annual average increase 1970–7332·136·915·50·619·237·7
Annual average increase 1970–7433·525·817·412·634·942·3
Increase January-September 1973/January-September 197443·9-11·45·939·488·440·8
United States
Annual average increase 1970–7337·5-0·27·724·146·433·2
Increase January-September 1973/January-September 197499·76·058·454·590·588·7
Annual average increase 1970–7335·652·130·920·963·039·5
Increase January-September 1973/January-September 1974199·0136·766·559·147·7100·3
German Federal Republic
Annual average increase 1970–7346·766·126·918·724·730·8
Increase January-September 1973/January-September 197439·294·648·2116·4121·252·3
Annual average increase 1970–7349·765·321·327·140·128·2
Increase January-September 1973/January-September 197441·2171·751·7111·3137·560·4
Annual average increase 1970–7310·367·354·2-0·118·544·9
Increase January-August 1973/January-August 197444·699·822·619·8141·213·3
Annual average increase 1970–7350·727·923·29·624·623·3
Increase January-September 1973/January-September 1974-18·866·730·7132·884·0116·0
Annual average increase 1970–7323·850·217·914·831·028·9
Increase January-September 1973/January-September 197467·594·693·468·395·960·3

group of Arab States or their nominees from obtaining a majority shareholding in any British national or local newspaper.

Such an inward investment proposal would require special permission and applications would be considered on their merits.