HC Deb 26 March 2002 vol 382 cc905-6W
David Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will publish the results of the recent consultation on media ownership rules. [46681]

Tessa Jowell

I am today publishing a summary of the responses to the Consultation on Media Ownership Rules published by my Department in November 2001. This will be available on the Department's website (www.culture.gov.uk). The summary is intended to help all interested parties understand the issues and the arguments that have been put forward on this complex and important area. The Government's decisions on these issues will be announced alongside the draft Communications Bill which we hope to publish around the end of April.

I am arranging for copies of the summary to be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.