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Newsagents: We won't pay for lads' mag modesty covers

The Bailey report recommends adult magazines and newspapers have "modesty covers", but newsagents' h

The head of a newsagents trade body has agreed with a report's recommendation that sexy lads' mag covers need to be covered up but he insisted that magazine sellers should not bear the cost.

Among the recommendations contained in the Bailey review, looking at the sexualisation of children, was that publishers and distributors provide modesty sleeves for lads' mags or make modesty boards available to all outlets they supply.

John Lennon, the managing director of the Association of News Retailing, agreed with the report's recommendations but said the cost should not be met by the retailer.

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