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Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Commons Select Committee

Welcome to the cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee. It is our responsibility to scrutinise the work of the Department for 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. You can follow the Committee on X (formerly Twitter) usingĀ @CommonsCMS.

The Committee has also a Sub-Committee to inquire into Online Harms and Disinformation. Find out more about the CMS Sub-Committee.

Committee news

MPs to question organisers of Commonwealth Games, Festival UK* 2022, and Platinum Jubilee Pageant
The second session of the inquiry into major cultural and sporting events will hear from executives responsible for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Festival UK 2022, and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
3 September 2021
MPs call on the Government to launch a nationwide campaign to get children active again
Covid-19 pandemic left grassroots sport organisations in ‘precarious’ financial situation
29 July 2021
MPs probe the Government’s approach to tackling harmful online content
The DCMS Sub-Committee on Online Harms and Disinformation launches a new inquiry
27 July 2021
MPs examine competition process for next operator of National Lottery
Committee looks into the licencing competition process for the National Lottery
26 July 2021
MPs to discuss plight of live events at Latitude Festival
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee  highlight the continued risk to the UK’s live events calendar
23 July 2021
Sport allowed to ‘mark its own homework’ on reducing concussion risks
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee publish concussion in sport report
22 July 2021
Chair comments on delay to appointment of Information Commissioner
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chair Julian Knight issues response
19 July 2021
MPs call for a ‘complete reset’ of music streaming to fairly reward performers and creators
Committee publishes report on Economics of music streaming.
15 July 2021
FA pressed for answers on the Euro 2020 final security incident
DCMS Committee call on the FA to provide further detail on the safety and security measures taken at the Euro 2020
14 July 2021
Experts to appear before MPs examining impact on popular culture
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee questions influencers on how they define the term and what power comes with the role
9 July 2021
Value of UK’s hosting of major cultural and sporting events to be examined by MPs
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee examines benefits and challenges of hosting significant cultural and sporting events
2 July 2021
Lord Frost to face questions on impact of UK-EU trade deal on creative industries
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee hears from Lord Frost
25 June 2021
MPs to question senior executives on future of Channel 4
DCMS Committee questions Channel 4's Chief Executive on the broadcaster’s finances and actions taken to mitigate the impact of covid-19 on advertising revenues.
18 June 2021
Government Response: The future of public service broadcasting
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee today publishes the Government response to its report on The future of public service broadcasting.
17 June 2021
Chair statement on Lord Frost
Chair Julian Knight has issued this statement following the cancellation of an appearance by Cabinet Office Minister Lord Frost
10 June 2021
Lord Hall and Lord Birt to face questions on events surrounding BBC’s landmark Princess Diana interview
MPs to question Lord Hall and Lord Birt
10 June 2021
Committee hears from fashion industry on impact of UK-EU trade deal
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee considers what barriers remain to cultural exchange between the UK and EU
8 June 2021
Report blames government inaction over insurance as festivals face another lost summer
Ministers ignored warnings and multiple opportunities to give insurance backing for cancellations
29 May 2021
Committee Chair comments on Ofcom Chair appointments process
DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight has issued the comment on the appointments process for the next Chair of Ofcom
28 May 2021
DCMS Committee announces hearing into BBC following report by Lord Dyson
Chair Julian Knight has announced that it will hold an evidence session to examine questions raised by the report from Lord Dyson
24 May 2021
Total results 670 (page 11 of 34)