Blagging: Leveson Inquiry

Part of Uk Relations: Saudi Arabia – in the House of Commons at 1:31 pm on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 1:31 pm, 7th March 2018

That is right—as well as always facing the challenges that are in front of us now. The idea that we should put at risk hundreds more local newspapers, over and above the 200 that have shut since 2005, is anathema to me, because it is so important that our local press is supported. People who support the implementation of section 40 support ending the ability of the local press to investigate people locally and, ultimately, are undermining those businesses.