MPs Seek Local Newspaper Bail-Out, BBC ‘Bereaved’ Over Local


Will local newspapers be saved by a government subsidy? That may be one possibility considered by Lord Carter, whose Digital Britain Report lands next week, the House of Commons heard in a debate today tabled by MPs concerned about the perilous state of the local press. Ashok Kumar, Labour MP for Middlesborough South, raised the question of subsidies and in response economic secretary to the treasury Ian Pearson (NYSE: PSO) MP, said (via PG):

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