HC Deb 06 April 1922 vol 152 c2449W

asked the Prime Minister, in view of the very large monopoly certain newspaper proprietors have acquired and are acquiring in this country, thereby dictating to a very large section of the community their personal policy and opinions, if he can see his way to make it compulsory for all newspapers, etc., to have the name of the proprietor printed on the front page of each edition, so that the public may know to whom the paper belongs?


My hon. Friend's proposal would in many cases only disclose the name of a company, and would not be effective for the purpose that he has in view.

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