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House of Lords written question – answered on 4th October 2011.

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Photo of Lord Donoughue Lord Donoughue Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take action against Mr Rupert Murdoch in pursuit of allegations of breaches of the conditions of consent for his purchase of The Times, the Sun, the Sunday Times, and the News of the World; and if not, why not.

Photo of Baroness Garden of Frognal Baroness Garden of Frognal Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The conditions relate only to The Times and Sunday Times newspapers. No formal allegations of breach of the conditions of consent have been made to the department that would require investigation.

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