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Beggs demands answers re DFP ban on Press Association

Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has demanded answers from the Finance Minister Sammy Wilson after it emerged that a ban is currently in place on press releases being distributed from the Department of Finance and Personnel to the Press Association. The East Antrim representative said: “I am bewildered to learn that for many months there has been a ban in place by the Department of Finance and Personnel stopping their press releases from being distributed to the Press Association.’ “One of the most fundamental values of the United Kingdom is the free press and I find it deeply disturbing that efforts appear to have been made to censor the Press Association and to have an undue influence on the media.” “I have submitted questions to the Minister, Sammy Wilson, asking whether the directive to impose this ban came directly from him. If not he should advise who was responsible for … Continue reading

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