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Public Service Broadcasting: Children

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the regulatory requirements are for each public service broadcaster in relation to children's television; and if she will make a statement. (134169)

Section 264 of the Communications Act 2003 requires Ofcom to regularly review and report on the extent to which public service broadcasters fulfil the purposes of public service television, including the provision (when the services are taken together) of a

“suitable quantity and range of high quality and original programmes for children and young people”.

Public service broadcasters are required to consult Ofcom on proposals for significant changes in their statements of programme policy.