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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th March 2017.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Labour, Norwich South 12:00 am, 16th March 2017

Is the Minister aware that more than 300 local newspapers have closed in the past 10 years? While Members might enjoy reading about skateboarding ducks, such newspapers are also a critical part of our democracy. Will the Minister therefore join me in supporting the National Union of Journalists in its “Local News Matters” campaign and week, and will he meet the union to discuss this critical part of our democracy?