Local Press

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 6th February 2015.

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Photo of Ian Paisley Jnr Ian Paisley Jnr Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will launch an inquiry into the future of local newspapers; and if he will take steps to prevent further closures of such newspapers.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

There are currently no plans to launch an inquiry into the future of local newspapers, but we are actively considering steps to protect the vibrancy and diversity of this vitally important sector.

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