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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:12 pm on 27th January 1981.

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Photo of Mr Michael Brotherton Mr Michael Brotherton , Louth Borough 4:12 pm, 27th January 1981

As an ex-employee of The Times, may I assure my right hon. Friend that the most important thing is to keep that newspaper viable and to ensure that assurances are received from Mr. Murdoch to the effect that it continues in its present way, since any question of delaying a decision on the future of The Times by referring it to the Monopolies Commission would probably deny the future of that newspaper.