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Sports Coverage

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will introduce a statutory code on news access to sports coverage; and if he will make a statement.[16192]

News access to major sports events is protected under the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. A voluntary code of practice signed by a number of broadcasters also exists and this appears to be working well.