Royal Charter: Press Regulation

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th November 2013.

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Photo of Lord Lexden Lord Lexden Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press does not apply to Northern Ireland.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

This is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. While the Charter is capable of operating across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, it is, of course, for the Northern Ireland Executive to decide whether to take this approach.

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