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Mass Media: Economic Situation

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on measures to mitigate the effects on local economies of job losses in the newspaper and broadcast media sectors. (276202)

Government are aware of the intense challenges facing local news providers and I held a summit with key stakeholders on 28 April to discuss the key issues. I now aim to build on that discussion working with other relevant ministerial colleagues.