Newspaper Distribution Regulations

Trade and Industry written question – answered am ar 22 Mawrth 2005.

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Photo of Mr David Stewart Mr David Stewart PPS (Rt Hon Alistair Darling, Secretary of State), Department for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions she has had with the Office of Fair Trading about the review of newspaper distribution regulations; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Trade and Industry) (Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs)

holding answer 21 February 2005

In response to a request from certain parties in the newspaper and magazine supply chain, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has been undertaking an informal consideration of the arrangements for distribution of newspapers and magazines. This is a matter for the OFT. OFT has, however, sought to keep DTI officials informed about the process. I understand the OFT will announce its findings shortly.

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