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Newspaper Press

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport of 13 January 2010, Official Report, column 290WH, on local authority newspapers, what the timetable is for asking (a) the Office of Fair Trading and (b) Ofcom to consider the potential impact of local authority newspapers on the paid-for newspaper market. (314941)

The Government are still considering their response to the Audit Commission's report on this subject and will respond in due course.