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Media: Foreign Ownership

Volume 715: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to ensure that the owners of foreign news media groups pay United Kingdom taxes when operating press and broadcasting companies in the United Kingdom. [HL337]

Press and broadcasting companies operating in the UK are subject to tax on their profits in the same way as any other company operating in the UK.