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 Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 11:38 am, 16th March 2017

I think my right hon. Friend’s decision will be warmly welcomed by all parties to the proposed merger, as well as across the country. However, one of the considerations is the short time in which Ofcom must carry out the review. Will she therefore ask Ofcom for an interim report part of the way through this period? If there is any obstruction or a need to extend the time, she would then be able to look at the situation sympathetically to ensure that Ofcom can do the proper job we all want it to do.