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Mass Media: Economic Situation

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received on (a) recent reductions in advertising revenues to (i) television companies, (ii) radio companies and (iii) newspapers and (b) recent job losses in the media industry; and if he will make a statement. (248976)

I have received a number of representations from the television, radio and press sectors on a variety of issues affecting the media industry, including advertising revenues and employment. Full details of recent correspondence in these areas could be identified only at a disproportionate cost.