HC Deb 15 October 1918 vol 110 c25
Mr. PRINGLE (by Private Notice)

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the recent purchase of London newspapers for the purpose of changing their political policy; whether the Government will set up a Committee to inquire into the tendencies towards the monopolistic control of the Press on the lines of the inquiry into banking amalgamations; and whether a supply of paper will be granted by the Government to a company formed for the purpose of starting new newspapers whose object would be to promote the former policy of the newspapers recently purchased?


My attention has been called to the recent sale of London newspapers, but I am informed that their political policy has not been changed. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative, and to the third part that any request for paper will be considered on its merits by the Paper Controller.


I desire to give notice that I will raise this question on the Adjournment to-night.