Sky/21ST Century Fox: Merger

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:38 am on 16th March 2017.

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Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Conservative, Maldon 11:38 am, 16th March 2017

Although it is clearly sensible to ask the regulator to examine this bid, does my right hon. Friend recognise that this transaction represents a £11.7 billion investment by an international company in a British broadcaster and is, as such, a fantastic vote of confidence in the UK’s remaining an international centre of broadcasting long after we leave the European Union?