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 Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 11:38 am, 16th March 2017

I am very proud of the incredibly diverse free press that we have in this country, and I want to preserve it and ensure that we can enable it to thrive. There was a question in oral questions about local newspapers, and I certainly want local newspapers, and others, to thrive. Through this process, it is important that we ensure that we have a plurality of media and broadcasting. That is why I have asked Ofcom to look at this particular issue.