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Press

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the future prospects of local newspapers; and if he will make a statement. (250150)

I have had no recent discussions with the European Commission on the future prospects of local newspapers. However, the future of the local press is an important issue and is being taken forward under the Digital Britain project, which is shortly to publish an interim report.