HC Deb 18 February 1964 vol 689 c184W
Q15. Mr. Elwyn Jones

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that six daily newspapers and three evening newspapers ceased publication in 1963, Her Majesty's Government will now give effect to the recommendation of the Royal Commission on the Press that a Press Amalgamation Court be established to scrutinise mergers between financially successful undertakings and consent to them only if it were shown to be in the public interest in the accurate presentation of news and the free expression of opinion.

The Prime Minister

I have nothing to add to what I told the House in answer to Questions on 5th December.