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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 calling for urgent clarification on government support for jobless in entertainment industry amid COVID-19 crisis
Committee is concerned that loopholes will exclude professionals in creative and cultural sectors
2 April 2020
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DCMS Committee to hear from charity sector over current crisis
MPs to question charity CEOs on future of organisations amid financial pressures caused by COVID-19
27 March 2020
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DCMS Committee launches inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting
Inquiry will explore funding, content and regulation
27 March 2020
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Emergency funding needed for cultural organisations affected by coronavirus closures, says Committee
DCMS Committee calls for emergency funding for cultural organisations
23 March 2020
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Government has 'missed opportunity' to protect Six Nations Rugby tournament, says DCMS Committee Chair
Refusal to promote tournament to Group A risks placing coverage behind paywall
20 March 2020
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Cancelled: Work of the Charity Commission
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee evidence session on Wednesday 18 March has been cancelled
17 March 2020
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DCMS Chair responds to delayed change to over-75s TV licenses
DMCS Committee Chair responds to BBC announcement to delay change to TV licences for over-75s by two months
16 March 2020
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No Government bail-out for BBC to maintain free TV licences for all over 75s
DCMS Committee publishes Government Response and BBC Response to inquiry into BBC Annual Report 2018-19: TV licences for over 75s
16 March 2020
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Formal request to Secretary of State on Six Nations Rugby
DCMS Committee calls on government to act on concerns over television rights for Six Nations Rugby tournament
13 March 2020
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BBC senior executives questioned
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee calls in BBC senior executives as challenges mount
9 March 2020
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DCMS Committee calls in Charity Commission to give evidence
Track record and performance to be investigated by Committee since appointment of Baroness Stowell
6 March 2020
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MPs demand answers over bidding process for Six Nations TV coverage
Opening up of bidding process to subscription providers could put coverage behind paywall
6 March 2020
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Committee launches inquiry into challenges facing full-fibre and 5G roll-out
Inquiry will focus on how realistic an ambtion it is, and what is needed to achieve it
5 March 2020
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Broadband and the road to 5G inquiry launched
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee launch new inquiry
5 March 2020
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DCMS Committee require two specialist advisers for broadcasting inquiry
The roles will assist the Committee's inquiry into public service broadcasting
3 March 2020
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Committee question BBC senior executives about cuts and proposed licence fee changes
Call in prompted by cuts to journalist posts, and licence fee changes
2 March 2020
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Chair elect comments on Government announcement on Online Harms
Comments from DCMS Chair elect on the Government's announcement regarding Online Harms
12 February 2020
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Chair comment's on public consultation over decriminalising TV licence evasion
Consultation could see decriminalisation for non-payment of TV licence
5 February 2020
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Committee Chair Elect sets out his priorities for a new Parliament
DCMS Committee Chair Elect sets out his priorities for a new Parliament
30 January 2020
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General Election 2019
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, all select committees have ceased to exist
6 November 2019
Total results 542 (page 11 of 28)