§ Mr. Bowis
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions his Department has had at a European Community level regarding media ownership in the Community becoming concentrated in the hands of
124W few individuals; and if he will take an initiative to establish a framework to control cross-media ownership on a European level.
§ Mr. Newton
Cross-media ownership at a European level is currently being considered in discussions on the proposed EC merger control regulation and by the Council of Europe.