Sky: 21st Century Fox

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 26th April 2017.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Party Chair, Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the effect of the General election 2017 and purdah period is on the 40-day deadline by which Ofcom is required to assess the bid by 21st Century Fox to take over Sky.

Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Party Chair, Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether Ofcom plans to report to her and provide a fit and proper assessment on the 21st Century Fox bid for Sky by 16 May 2017.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)

I refer the Hon. Gentleman to the written statement made by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on 24 April 2017, Official Report Vol 624, Col 56WS

https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2017-04-24/debates/1704249000010/SkyFoxMerger

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