Saturday, 13 February 2016

Chairs report: ‘Future of the Broadcast Media’ - PLP Culture, Media and Sport Departmental ‎Committee

Last month the new Culture, Media and Sport Departmental ‎Committee, met to discuss the ‘Future of the Broadcast Media’, including the issues of Channel 4 privatisation and the renewal of the BBC Charter. We were joined by:

Daniel Wilson – BBC Head of Policy
Ali Law – Sky Head of Policy
Dan Brooke – Channel 4 Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

I was delighted the Shadow Secretary of State was in attendance. As a result of that meeting I have written to the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn outlining the major areas of concern for Labour MPs. The summary of which is below. The key point raised was the unhelpful attacks on the BBC at a time of Charter renewal in effect helping Tory critics of the organisation who wish to see it undermined.

Graham Jones MP
Chair of DCMS PLP Committee