[holding answer 1 March 2010]: The Government's statutory consultation on free-to-air listed events has been extended until 19 March. A response from Ofcom has not as yet been received. Subject to any issues relating to confidentiality, responses to the consultation will be published on the Department's website in due course.
[holding answer 1 March 2010]: The David Davies review of listed events acknowledged the potential impact of listing on the market value of the broadcasting rights to an event. The Government’s statutory consultation invites sporting bodies to submit evidence of such impact. Where credible evidence is provided, I will take it into account in assessing the overall economic impact on the sport in the event of a particular event being listed.