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Local Press

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of press and broadcasting organisations on the future of weekly and regional newspapers; and if he will make a statement. (268164)

I have recently had discussions with the Society of Editors and the Newspaper Society; and the National Union of Journalists Parliamentary Group.

I shall be holding a summit shortly to discuss local media provision.