Newspaper Redundancies

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 2nd March 2009.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley 2:30 pm, 2nd March 2009

My right hon. Friend is well aware of the importance of the community, which is represented through local newspapers, local radio and, of course, regional television. Does he believe that there is a way in which all three can survive better if they can share that news and information? We cannot afford to lose any of those strands, and we cannot wait for the digital age, because it is happening now and we need action now. What does my right hon. Friend propose for us?

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Mr Smith
Posted on 3 Mar 2009 3:26 pm (Report this annotation)

Lyndsay, is Burnham suggesting the BBC are part privatised? Is that not the way the Business Secretary bought in the Royal Mail privatisation that is currently causing quite a storm in the Palace of Westminster?