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Mass Media

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the new text-based labelling system of media content to be introduced by Ofcom referred to by the Chancellor in a speech on 7 March, will be applied to the print media. (135219)

The independent regulator, Ofcom, has a duty to promote media literacy under the Communications Act 2003. In pursuit of that duty, Ofcom has been developing proposals for a common labelling framework which would extend to material either broadcast or found on electronic communications networks.