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Major cultural and sporting events

Inquiry

The inquiry will examine the role of major cultural and sporting events in celebrating the UK’s national identity. Several events of international importance are due to be hosted in the UK in 2022, prompting this inquiry by MPs. 

The inquiry will consider the challenges in the road ahead to the Festival UK* 2022, the start of the FIFA World Cup 2030 bidding process and the Commonwealth Games, among others. A key focus will be how the Government is using these events as opportunities to define what the UK means to both its citizens and the rest of the world. The Committee is seeking views on what is needed for these events to bring together the people and values of all four nations of the UK and the kind of impact they should aim to achieve. 

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Ninth Report - Major cultural and sporting events
Inquiry Major cultural and sporting events
HC 259
Report
Response to this report
First Special Report - Major cultural and sporting events: Government Response to Committee’s Ninth Report of Session 2021–22
HC 452
Special Report
First Special Report - Major cultural and sporting events: Government Response to Committee’s Ninth Report of Session 2021–22
Inquiry Major cultural and sporting events
HC 452
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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18 November 2021
Inquiry Major cultural and sporting events
Witnesses Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Oral Evidence
19 October 2021
Inquiry Major cultural and sporting events
Witnesses British Council, and UK Sport
Oral Evidence
19 October 2021
Inquiry Major cultural and sporting events
Witnesses News Media Coalition, and BBC Sport
Oral Evidence
News Media Coalition (MCS0033)
British Council (MCS0032)
Oriane Nermond, Dave O'Brien, and Neil Lee (MCS0031)

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