Minister questioned on the impact of lockdown on the creative industries
5 June 2020
The DCMS Committee hears from Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, on the government's response to recommendations made in the Committee's report on the impact of Covid-19 on charities and voluntary organisations.
- Watch Parliament TV: Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors
- Inquiry: Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors
- Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Tuesday 9 June - remote participation by witnesses and Committee members
- Julian Bird, Chief Executive, UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre
- Horace Trubridge, General Secretary, Musicians' Union
- Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO Creative Industries Federation
At 10.30am (approx.)
- Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- David Knott, Director, Office for Civil Society, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Emma Squire, Director for Covid-19 Economic Response and Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Purpose of the session
MPs will focus on practical and financial challenges facing the performing arts and the situation in the wider creative industries, the impact of Government support for employees and freelance workers in the creative sectors, and what support is needed for creative industries such as theatre and live music to reopen as lockdown measures are lifted.
Written evidence published today:
Further evidence of the impact of the lockdown on the creative industries is available on the committee's website including:
- Submission from Shadow Culture Minister Tracy Brabin outlining the economic impacts of the current crisis on freelancers and self-employed workers in the creative industries with 'heartbreaking' comments.
- Submission from the Musicians' Union representing more than 32,000 professional musicians which highlighted a members' survey showing 92% had been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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