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News International

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any Minister or official in his Department and its predecessors has had (a) meetings, (b) communications and (c) other contacts with News International in the last five years. (295331)

The BIS relationship manager has met with their opposite number in News International on a reactive basis over the past five years, when industrial concerns of a general nature were raised. In addition, Lord Carter held a private meeting with James Murdoch on 26 February this year as part of his evidence gathering for the interim Digital Britain Report.