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Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons on 13th February 2020.

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Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State, Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

My hon. Friend is right to mention the important role played by local newspapers—not least the Selby Times. It is clear to the Government that they play an invaluable role in the fabric of our society, ensuring that there is a healthy democracy both nationally and locally. On 27 January, we published our formal response to the independent Cairncross review, which outlines the steps that regulators, Government and industry will take to support the future of the news publishing industry nationally and locally.