Enquiry into the Press
It was a battle between the Mirror group and Roy Thomson to take over the enormous magazine empire of Odhams that agitated Parliament sufficiently to demand a little more information about the new hands that were beginning to get hold of the Press, not only because the hands were new but also because the hands were few. Members of Parliament are always sensitive about the idea of people being able to gain control of enough publicity machines to be able to influence the country in rivalry to the House of Commons.
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