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Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Media Bill

Legislative scrutiny

The DCMS Committee is inviting views on a draft Bill aimed at modernising broadcasting legislation to help public service broadcasters meet the challenges created by the growth of on-demand services and new technology.

The Government’s draft Media Bill, published last month, would broaden how broadcasters can meet their public service obligations and bring some platforms under stricter regulatory control.

During its pre-legislative scrutiny, the Committee will examine the policy objectives of the Bill, identify any unintended consequences of the legislation and make recommendations on how the Bill might be improved.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 17 May 2023.

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Past events

Tuesday 4 July 2023
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Media Bill - Oral evidence 4 July 2023
10:00am
  • Kate Biggs (Content Policy Director at Ofcom)
  • Kate Davies (Public Policy Director at Ofcom)
  • Colin Browne (Chair at Voice of the Listener and Viewer)
11:00am
  • Rt Hon Sir John Whittingdale (Minister for Media, Tourism and Creative Industries at Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
  • Robert Specterman-Green (Director, Media and Creative Industries at Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 27 June 2023
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Media Bill - Oral evidence 27 June 2023
10:00am
  • Anna Hatfield (Public Policy Manager at Amazon)
  • Benjamin King (Senior Director of Public Policy UK and Ireland at Netflix)
  • Alistair Law (Director of Policy at Sky)
11:00am
  • Rosie Johnston-Luff (Public Policy Manager at Google)
  • Richard Stern (Chief Executive at TuneIn)
  • Lewis Walmesley-Browne (Head of programme: Market Access and Consumer Tech at techUK)
Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 20 June 2023
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Media Bill - Oral evidence 20 June 2023
10:00am
  • Elin Morris (Chief Operating Officer at S4C)
  • John Morrison (Chairman at MG Alba)
  • Clare Sumner CBE (Director, Policy at BBC)
11:15am
  • Paul Oldfield (Controller, Policy at BBC)
  • Matt Payton (Chief Executive at Radiocentre)
  • Martin Steers (Co-founder at UK Community Radio Network)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 6 June 2023
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Media Bill - Oral evidence 6 June 2023
10:00am
  • Magnus Brooke (Group Director of Strategy, Policy and Regulation at ITV)
  • Khalid Hayat (Director of Strategy and Consumer Insight at Channel 4)
  • Mitchell Simmons (Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Public Policy & Government Affairs EMEA at Paramount)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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