On Tuesday 2 July, the House of Lords Communications Committee will put questions to Lord Puttnam and Lord Fowler in the latest evidence session of its current inquiry into media plurality.
At 3.30pm, Tuesday 2 July, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Both peers have played highly influential roles in debates over media plurality over the past decade. Lord Puttnam chaired the Joint Committee on the Draft Communications Bill, and is heavily associated with the current public interest test at the heart of media plurality rules, introduced through an amendment often referred to as the "Puttnam amendment".
Lord Fowler has played a similarly influential role, not least as former Chairman of the House of Lords Communications Committee through its inquiry, and subsequent report, into the Ownership of the News.
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