A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee is one of the Select Committees of the British House of Commons, established in 1997. It oversees the operations of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport which replaced the Department for National Heritage. [1]
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November 2013

Online Safety

  • Simon Milner, Facebook gave evidence on 19 Nov. [95]
  • Sinéad McSweeney, Director, Public Policy, EMEA, Twitter International Company gave evidence on 19 Nov. [95]
  • Tony Close, Ofcom gave evidence on 19 Nov. [95]
  • Claudio Pollack, Ofcom gave evidence on 19 Nov. [95]
  • Rt Hon Damian Green MP, Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims gave evidence on 19 Nov. [95]
  • Mr Edward Vaizey MP, Parliamentary UnderSecretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries gave evidence on 19 Nov. [95]
  • Claire Perry MP, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Preventing the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood gave evidence on 19 Nov. [95]

October 2013

BBC Annual Report

  • Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, BBC Trust gave evidence on 22 Oct. [93]
  • Lord Hall of Birkenhead, BBC gave evidence on 22 Oct. [93]
  • Anne Bulford, BBC gave evidence on 22 Oct. [93]

Online Safety

  • John Carr, Secretary, Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety gave evidence on 15 Oct. [92]
  • Claire Lilley, NSPCC gave evidence on 15 Oct. [92]
  • Anthony Smythe, Managing Director, BeatBullying gave evidence on 15 Oct. [92]
  • Susie Hargreaves, Internet Watch Foundation gave evidence on 15 Oct. [92]
  • Peter Davies, Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre gave evidence on 15 Oct. [92]
  • Stella Creasy MP, gave evidence on 29 Oct. [94]
  • Nicholas Lansman, Secretary General, Internet Services Providers’ Association gave evidence on 29 Oct. [94]
  • Dido Harding, Chief Executive Officer, TalkTalk Group gave evidence on 29 Oct. [94]
  • Hamish Macleod, Mobile Broadband Group gave evidence on 29 Oct. [94]
  • Mr Jim Gamble, Independent Chair, City and Hackney Safeguarding Children Board gave evidence on 29 Oct. [94]

PRESS REGULATION

  • Rt Hon Sir Brian Leveson, gave evidence on 10 Oct. [91]

September 2013

Nuisance Calls

  • Richard Lloyd, Which? gave evidence on 3 Sep. [89]
  • Claire Milne, Consumer Forum for Communications gave evidence on 3 Sep. [89]
  • David Hickson, Fair Telecoms Campaign gave evidence on 3 Sep. [89]
  • John Mitchison, Head of Preference Services, Direct Marketing Association gave evidence on 3 Sep. [89]
  • George Kidd, Chief Commissioner, Direct Marketing Commission gave evidence on 3 Sep. [89]
  • Warren Buckley, BT gave evidence on 3 Sep. [89]
  • Hamish MacLeod, Mobile Broadband Group gave evidence on 3 Sep. [89]
  • Simon Entwisle, Director of Operations, Information Commissioner’s Office gave evidence on 10 Sep. [90]
  • Claudio Pollack, Ofcom gave evidence on 10 Sep. [90]
  • Edward Vaizey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries gave evidence on 10 Sep. [90]

July 2013

CHANNEL 4 ANNUAL REPORT

THE Future of the Science Museum Group

  • Mr Ed Vaizey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries gave evidence on 2 Jul. [86]
  • Ian Blatchford, Director, Science Museum Group gave evidence on 2 Jul. [86]
  • Tony Reeves, Chief Executive, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council gave evidence on 2 Jul. [86]
  • Kersten England, Chief Executive, City of York Council gave evidence on 2 Jul. [86]
  • Vicky Rosin, Manchester City Council gave evidence on 2 Jul. [86]

The work of Ofcom

  • Dr Colette Bowe, Ofcom gave evidence on 9 Jul. [87]
  • Ed Richards, Ofcom gave evidence on 9 Jul. [87]

June 2013

Minutes of EvidenceHC 256

  • John Dillon, Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary gave evidence on 4 Jun. [83]
  • Daniel Dyball, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd gave evidence on 4 Jun. [83]
  • Philip Graf CBE, Gambling Commission gave evidence on 4 Jun. [83]
  • Jenny Williams, Gambling Commission gave evidence on 4 Jun. [83]
  • Dr Anne Wright CBE, Chair gave evidence on 4 Jun. [83]
  • Mark Harris, Chief Executive, National Lottery Commission gave evidence on 4 Jun. [83]
  • Jonathan Stephens, Department for Culture, Media and Sport gave evidence on 4 Jun. [83]

PRESS REGULATION

  • Mr Paul Vickers, Trinity Mirror plc gave evidence on 11 Jun. [84]
  • Mr Peter Wright, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Metro and Mail Online gave evidence on 11 Jun. [84]

Regulation of the Press

May 2013

Regulation of the press

  • David Newell, Newspaper Society gave evidence on 21 May. [82]
  • Adrian Jeakings, Newspaper Society gave evidence on 21 May. [82]
  • David Montgomery, Chairman, Local World gave evidence on 21 May. [82]
  • Christopher Thomson, Chief Executive, DC Thomson and Company Limited gave evidence on 21 May. [82]
  • Ashley Highfield, Chief Executive Officer, Johnston Press PLC gave evidence on 21 May. [82]

Support for the Creative Economy

  • Mr Edward Vaizey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries gave evidence on 14 May. [81]
  • Viscount Younger of Leckie, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Intellectual Property gave evidence on 14 May. [81]

April 2013

REGULATION OF THE PRESS

  • Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport gave evidence on 16 Apr. [79]
  • Rt Hon Oliver Letwin, Minister for Government Policy gave evidence on 16 Apr. [79]
  • Rt Hon Harriet Harman, Labour Party gave evidence on 16 Apr. [79]

THE Priorities FOR the new Director-General of the BBC

  • Lord Hall of Birkenhead CBE, BBC gave evidence on 25 Apr. [80]
  • Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, BBC Trust gave evidence on 25 Apr. [80]

March 2013

REGULATION OF THE PRESS

  • Max Mosley, gave evidence on 19 Mar. [77]
  • Professor Brian Cathcart, gave evidence on 19 Mar. [77]
  • Hugh Tomlinson QC, Hacked Off gave evidence on 19 Mar. [77]
  • Seamus Dooley, Assistant General Secretary, National Association of Journalists gave evidence on 19 Mar. [77]

Support for the Creative Economy

  • John Tate, BBC gave evidence on 12 Mar. [76]
  • Magnus Brooke, ITV gave evidence on 12 Mar. [76]
  • Dan Brooke, Channel 4 gave evidence on 12 Mar. [76]
  • Adam Minns, Commercial Broadcasters Association gave evidence on 12 Mar. [76]
  • Adam Kinsley, BSkyB gave evidence on 12 Mar. [76]
  • David Arnold, film composer gave evidence on 26 Mar. [78]
  • Sandie Shaw, Chair, Featured Artists Coalition gave evidence on 26 Mar. [78]
  • Matthew Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer, PLASA gave evidence on 26 Mar. [78]
  • Adam Barker, Director of Business Affairs, Universal Music UK gave evidence on 26 Mar. [78]
  • Peter Leathem, PPL gave evidence on 26 Mar. [78]

February 2013

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill

Regulation of the Press

  • Professor John Horgan, Press Ombudsman of Ireland gave evidence on 5 Feb. [73]
  • Mr Dáithí O'Ceallaigh, Chairman, Irish Press Council gave evidence on 5 Feb. [73]
  • Professor Brian Cathcart, gave evidence on 5 Feb. [73]
  • Hugh Tomlinson QC, gave evidence on 5 Feb. [73]
  • Jacqui Hames, gave evidence on 5 Feb. [73]
  • Baroness Hollins, Hacked Off gave evidence on 5 Feb. [73]

Support for the Creative Economy

  • Greg Dyke, Chair gave evidence on 26 Feb. [75]
  • Amanda Nevill, British Film Institute gave evidence on 26 Feb. [75]
  • Adam Singer, British Screen Advisory Council gave evidence on 26 Feb. [75]
  • Andrew Chowns, Directors UK gave evidence on 26 Feb. [75]
  • Dr Jo Twist, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Interactive Entertainment gave evidence on 26 Feb. [75]
  • Ian Livingstone CBE, Eidos gave evidence on 26 Feb. [75]
  • Dr Richard Wilson, Chief Executive Officer gave evidence on 26 Feb. [75]
  • Vincent Sheurer, TIGA gave evidence on 26 Feb. [75]

January 2013

Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill

  • Clive Hawkswood, Chief Executive gave evidence on 29 Jan. [72]
  • Sue Rossiter, Director of Projects and Policy gave evidence on 29 Jan. [72]
  • Wes Himes, Remote Gambling Association, Managing Director, Policy Action Ltd gave evidence on 29 Jan. [72]
  • Tim Lamb, Sport and Recreation Alliance gave evidence on 29 Jan. [72]
  • Paul Scotney, British Horseracing Authority gave evidence on 29 Jan. [72]
  • Simon Barker, Professional Footballers' Association and Professional Players Federation, all of the Sports Betting Group gave evidence on 29 Jan. [72]
  • Lauri Moyle, CARE gave evidence on 29 Jan. [72]

Support for the Creative ECONOMY

  • Professor Ian Hargreaves, Cardiff University gave evidence on 8 Jan. [70]
  • Richard Hooper, Hooper Communications gave evidence on 8 Jan. [70]
  • Peter Jenner, Visiting Professor, University of Hertfordshire and Consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organisation gave evidence on 8 Jan. [70]
  • Professor Stuart Bartholomew, Principal and Vice Chancellor, The Arts University Bournemouth gave evidence on 8 Jan. [70]
  • Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Universities UK gave evidence on 8 Jan. [70]
  • Catherine Large, Chief Executive Officer, Creative and Cultural Skills gave evidence on 8 Jan. [70]
  • Dinah Caine, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Skillset gave evidence on 8 Jan. [70]
  • Jeremy Silver, Technology Strategy Board gave evidence on 22 Jan. [71]
  • Jim Killock, Open Rights Group gave evidence on 22 Jan. [71]
  • Peter Bradwell, Open Rights Group gave evidence on 22 Jan. [71]
  • Owen Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society Limited (ALCS) gave evidence on 22 Jan. [71]
  • Richard Mollet, Chief Executive, Publishers Association and Chair, Alliance for Intellect Property gave evidence on 22 Jan. [71]
  • Lavinia Carey, British Video Association gave evidence on 22 Jan. [71]

December 2012

Regulation of the Press

SUPPORT FOR THE CREATIVE ECONOMY

November 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 649

SUPPORT FOR THE CREATIVE ECONOMY

October 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 610

  • Lord Burns GCB, Chairman gave evidence on 16 Oct. [59]
  • David Abraham, Chief Executive gave evidence on 16 Oct. [59]
  • Anne Bulford, Channel 4 gave evidence on 16 Oct. [59]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 649

  • George Entwistle, BBC gave evidence on 23 Oct. [60]
  • David Jordan, BBC gave evidence on 23 Oct. [60]

July 2012

BroadbanD Delivery UK

Football Governance: FOLLOW UP

Football Governance: Follow-up

June 2012

Valediction of Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC

  • Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC gave evidence on 19 Jun. [55]

May 2012

Racism in Football

March 2012

Examination of Witness

Library Closures

  • Ed Vaizey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries) Department for Culture, Media and Sport gave evidence on 13 Mar. [52]

February 2012

LIBRARY CLOSURES

Minutes of EvidenceHC 587

January 2012

GAMBLING

London 2012 Olympic and ParalymPic Games

  • Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport gave evidence on 24 Jan. [49]
  • Hugh Robertson MP, Minister for Sport and the Olympics gave evidence on 24 Jan. [49]
  • Jonathan Stephens, Department for Culture, Media and Sport gave evidence on 24 Jan. [49]

December 2011

Minutes of Evidence1709

  • Lord Patten, BBC Trust gave evidence on 13 Dec. [47]
  • Mark Thompson, BBC gave evidence on 13 Dec. [47]
  • Zarin Patel, BBC gave evidence on 13 Dec. [47]

November 2011

Gambling

Minutes of EvidenceHC 689-iv

PHONE HACKING

October 2011

DCMS ANNUAL REPORT AND Accounts 2010-11 and the Responsibilities of the Secretary of State

Gambling

PHONE HACKING

Phone-hacking

September 2011

PHONE HACKING

July 2011

PHONE HACKING

Spectrum

  • Ed Vaizey, DCMS gave evidence on 5 Jul. [32]
  • Simon Towler, DCMS gave evidence on 5 Jul. [32]
  • Ed Richards, Ofcom gave evidence on 5 Jul. [32]
  • Graham Louth, Ofcom gave evidence on 5 Jul. [32]

June 2011

Channel 4 Annual Report

Oral Evidence

SPECTRUM

May 2011

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Pre-appointment hearing with the Government's preferred candidate for Chairman of the S4C Authority

The 2018 World Cup Bid

  • Mike Lee, Strategist behind the 2022 Qatar World Cup bid gave evidence on 10 May. [28]
  • Lord Triesman, former chairman of the English 2018 World Cup bid team gave evidence on 10 May. [28]

The work of Ofcom

  • Dr Colette Bowe, Ofcom gave evidence on 3 May. [27]
  • Ed Richards, Ofcom gave evidence on 3 May. [27]

April 2011

Football Governance

March 2011

Follow-up to Press Standards, Privacy and Libel

Football Governance

Pre-appointment hearing with the Government's preferred candidate for Chairman of the BBC Trust

  • Lord Patten of Barnes, gave evidence on 10 Mar. [19]

Responsibilities of DCMS

February 2011

Football Governance

January 2011

Funding of THE Arts and Heritage

December 2010

BBC Licence Fee Settlement and Annual Report

  • Sir Michael Lyons, BBC Trust gave evidence on 15 Dec. [7]
  • Mark Thompson, BBC gave evidence on 15 Dec. [7]

Funding of the arts and heritage

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

November 2010

Funding of the arts and heritage

October 2010

Funding of the Arts and Heritage

September 2010

BBC Licence Fee Settlement and Annual Report

  • Sir Michael Lyons, BBC Trust gave evidence on 8 Sep. [6]
  • Mark Thompson, BBC gave evidence on 8 Sep. [6]
  • Zarin Patel, BBC gave evidence on 8 Sep. [6]

DCMS ACCOUNTS 2009-10 AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

July 2010

Channel 4 Annual Report

  • Lord Burns GCB, House of Lords, Chairman gave evidence on 28 Jul. [2]
  • Mr David Abraham, Chief Executive gave evidence on 28 Jul. [2]
  • Ms Anne Bulford, Channel 4 gave evidence on 28 Jul. [2]