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Listed Events Review

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to make an announcement on the Listed Events Review; and if he will make a statement. (295378)

I expect to receive shortly the report of the independent advisory panel on the future of listed events. In the light of its recommendations I shall reach my own preliminary conclusions and will consult further on these with the broadcasting authorities and affected rights holders, as required by the Broadcasting Act 1996, before reaching my final decisions.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what account his Department has taken of the BBC’s submission to the Listed Events Review. (295398)

I expect to receive shortly the panel’s report and recommendations. The panel has had the benefit of the BBC’s submissions in response to the consultation exercise. In the light of its recommendations I shall reach my own preliminary conclusions and will consult further on these with the broadcasting authorities and affected rights holders, as required by the Broadcasting Act 1996, before reaching my final decisions.