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Secretary of State questioned on the work of the Department

9 October 2020

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee questions the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on a range of pressing issues covered by the Department.

Witness

Wednesday 14 October 2020, virtual meeting

At 9.30am

  • Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

High on the agenda will be the effectiveness of the Treasury’s Winter Economy Plan in supporting hard-hit creative industries, particularly live performance events, and the case for reopening sporting and cultural venues at capacity, one of a number of recommendations made in the Committee’s report, the Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS sectors.

Delays to the introduction of legislation to tackle online harms and the Government’s failure to respond to the Committee’s report on Misinformation in the COVID-19 Infodemic are likely to be raised.

The hearing will also address issues relating to the Government’s new digital strategy, physical heritage, public service broadcasting, and the consultation on decriminalisation of licence fee evasion as well as the appointments process for the new Chairs of Ofcom and the BBC.

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