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BBC: Newspaper Press

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the viability of regional newspapers and their websites of the BBC Trust’s Local Video proposals; and what assessment has been made of the competition position of the BBC’s online services in respect of the independent media. (232490)

These are matters for the BBC Trust. As part of the public value test considering the local video proposal, Ofcom is conducting a market impact assessment for the trust.