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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

DCMS Committee to examine Government’s approach to contested heritage
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee considers the role of physical heritage and the DCMS Department’s involvement in its protection and preservation
2 October 2020
Committee calls for fair and transparent process in key broadcasting appointments
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chair comments on Chair of the BBC and Chair of Ofcom appointments
1 October 2020
BBC Director-General Tim Davie faces questioning by MPs
BBC Director-General Tim Davie to face questioning by Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
25 September 2020
Chair Comments on the new measures announced today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chair reacts to Chancellors announcement
24 September 2020
Robust action by government needed now to prevent culture sector from collapse
New Covid-19 restrictions an opportunity to implement recommendations preparing events to return to capacity when safe to do so, amid calls for urgent action to enable DCMS sectors' recovery
24 September 2020
Industry representatives to tell MPs what barriers remain to future-proofing our digital networks
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee continues inquiry 'Broadband and the road to 5G'
18 September 2020
Sub-Committee to question TikTok
TikTok faces questions over claims of censorship and action on tackling harmful content
17 September 2020
Chair comment's on today’s publication of BBC Group Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20
Value for money a key issue in light of alternative streaming services, increases to pay of on-air talent and number of executives paid over £150,000 a year
15 September 2020
Streaming giant Netflix to be questioned by MPs, alongside Sky and Channel 5
MPs to hear from senior executives on Netflix’s role as the leading subscription video on demand service in the UK in its inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting
11 September 2020
Committee takes evidence on reopening performance venues vis à vis social distancing requirements
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee hears from theatrical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber
7 September 2020
MPs warn Chancellor that arts and leisure sectors face mass redundancies without extension to job retention scheme
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee calls on the government to extend the furlough scheme for companies working in the arts and leisure sectors
7 September 2020
Report on Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS Sectors published
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee says Covid-19 crisis presents biggest threat to UK's cultural infrastructure, institutions and workforce in a generation
23 July 2020
Release of the report on Russia and threat to UK: Chair's comments
Chair comments on release of the Intelligence and Security Committee's report on the Russia and the threat to the UK
21 July 2020
Report on Misinformation in the COVID-19 Infodemic published
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee says Government must tackle online harms as a matter of urgency
21 July 2020
Technology use during the Covid-19 crisis and the UK's future digital needs to be explored by MPs
DCMS Committee considers the impact of increasing reliance on digital platforms
17 July 2020
ITV chief executive questioned on the future of public service broadcasting
MPs hear from ITV's Chief Executive Dame Carolyn McCall
10 July 2020
Committee Chair response to the BBC's announcement to end delay to over 75s licence fee implementation
Chair says 'body blow' to pensioners in receipt of free TV licence
9 July 2020
DCMS Chair comments on Government announcement of £1.57bn support package for cultural sector
DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight MP, responds to Government support package for cultural sector
6 July 2020
Practitioners to give evidence on inclusion, representation and accessibility issues in sport
Questions will explore inclusivity of gyms and leisure facilities, and the impact of closures on communities
3 July 2020
DCMS Committee Chair comments on BBC announcement of 450 jobs cuts in regional news
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee responds to BBC announcement of jobs cuts in English regional TV news
2 July 2020
Total results 583 (page 11 of 30)