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Role of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee monitors the policy, administration and expenditure of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and its associated bodies, including the BBC, on behalf of the House of Commons and the electorate.

It also conducts inquiries into areas of current interest within its remit, for example:

  • Future of the BBC
  • New developments in broadcasting
  • Online Safety
  • Women and Sport
  • The geographical distribution of funds by the Arts Council

The Committee chooses its own subjects of inquiry and seeks written oral evidence from a wide range of relevant groups and individuals.


At the end of an inquiry the Committee will produce a report setting out its findings and making recommendations to the Government. The Government must respond to each of the report's recommendations within two months of publication.

New Committee name

The Committee has changed its name (previously Culture, Media and Sport Committee) following the decision by the Government on 3 July 2017 to add Digital to the Department's name to acknowledge the way the Department's remit has evolved. See the website for more information.