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Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Commons Select Committee

Welcome to the cross-party Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. It is our responsibility to scrutinise the work of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and its associated public bodies, including the BBC. We examine government policy, spending and administration on behalf of the electorate and the House of Commons. It is chaired by Julian Knight MP. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsDCMS

The Committee has also a Sub-Committee to inquire into Online Harms and Disinformation. Find out more about the DCMS Sub-Committee.

Committee news

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DCMS Committee approves appointment of Richard Sharp as next BBC Chair
MPs confirm the appointment of Richard Sharp as the new Chair of the BBC Board
15 January 2021
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MPs call in top record labels Sony, Warner and Universal in music streaming inquiry
Committee to question major record labels as part of inquiry into the economics of music streaming
14 January 2021
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Committee questions Government’s preferred candidate for BBC Chair
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee holds a pre-appointment hearing with Richard Sharp
7 January 2021
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MPs to hear from sector leaders on the future of gyms and sports venues
The DCMS Committee will hear how the covid-19 pandemic and Government restrictions has affected gyms, leisure centres, climbing walls and other sports venues.
7 January 2021
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Committee urges Chancellor to extend safety net to save summer festivals
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee writes to the Chancellor
7 January 2021
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MPs to hear from Boomtown and Parklife organisers on 2021 music festivals return
Committee to hear from Boomtown and Parklife in their first hearing into the future of UK music festivals
4 January 2021
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Government risks failing to meet latest, less ambitious 2025 gigabit-capable broadband target, warn MPs
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee publishes report on Broadband and the Road to 5G
22 December 2020
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MPs press BBC to reveal legal costs in countering claims of equal pay and race discrimination
Committee Chair Julian Knight said he is disappointed by a response from the BBC
18 December 2020
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Chair comments on Online Harms legislation
Chair comments on Online Harms legislation
15 December 2020
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John Whittingdale faces questions on public service broadcasting’s future
MPs will question the Minister for Media and Data and former Secretary of State for DCMS in the final session of the inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting (PSB).
11 December 2020
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Chair comment on Facebook
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chair Julian Knight issue comment on Facebook
8 December 2020
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Chair comments on Gambling Act Review
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Julian Knight has issued this comment in response to the Government’s Gambling Act Review
8 December 2020
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Chair comments on Ofcom ruling re ITV competitions’ breach
Chair comments on Ofcom ruling re ITV competitions’ breach
8 December 2020
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Singer-songwriter Nile Rodgers to give evidence to MPs on impact of music streaming
Songwriter and producer Nile Rodgers gives evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on the impact of streaming
3 December 2020
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Chair comment on Premier League and EFL rescue package
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chair Julian Knight MP comments
3 December 2020
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Statement from Chair Julian Knight: Economics of music streaming inquiry
The committee has released a statement after hearing that potential witnesses are reluctant to speak in public and fear action may be taken against them.
1 December 2020
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Academics questioned on effects of the loss of grassroots sport due to Covid-19
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee considers the immediate impacts as well as potential long-term impact of Covid-19
27 November 2020
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Chair responds to announcement on outdoor grassroots sports
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chair responds to the Prime Minister's Covid-19 update
23 November 2020
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Committee to call in social media companies on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation examines COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
23 November 2020
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Radiohead and Elbow members to give evidence to MPs on the impact of streaming
Radiohead and Elbow members to give evidence to DCMS Committee on how music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music impact them as musicians
20 November 2020
Total results 416 (page 1 of 21)