In its report published today, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee says BT is “significantly under investing” in Openreach, its infrastructure subsidiary. Based on a report commissioned from a panel of independent experts, the Committee concluded the shortfall in investment could potentially be hundreds of millions of pounds a year. The Committee says BT has exploited […]
The State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, will debate a bill that requires compulsory identification of football fans at stadiums, a member of the Duma's sports committee said Saturday.
The Sports Committee of the lower house of the Russian parliament will hold an emergency meeting of the expert council, at which the recent doping scandal will be discussed, according to the committee's head.
Over ten winter sports, including ice-hockey, skiing race, biathlon and winter windsurfing, are on the program of the 2016 International Festival of the North, which opens in Murmansk on March 19, the Sports Committee of the Murmansk Region reported.
A brutal report by the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee describes the BBC’s director general Tony Hall as ‘effectively accountable to no-one’. ‘The director-general has a high level of power and a low level of accountability,’ said committee chair Jesse Norman. Show More Summary
The realization that the Soviet Union hadn’t evolved as much as Mikhail Gorbachev suggested quickly dawned on Raycom Sports Chairman Rick Ray during a trip to Moscow in 1988. He was there to meet with a Soviet state sports committee, and the luggage belonging to him and Dee, his wife and business partner, got “lost” at the airport. Show More Summary
The Hon Jesse Norman, MP Chair House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport committee Dear Jesse Norman Sorry to be a few days late in congratulating you on the committee chairmanship. Your father, Torquil, who restored the Roundhouse as an arts centre, must be so proud. I am writing in the matter of English National […]
David Cameron's newly appointed culture secretary John Whittingdale, previously the Conservative chair of the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, told an audience last year on a Bafta panel that the BBC licence fee is "worseShow More Summary
David Cameron has named John Whittingdale as UK secretary for culture, media and sport. As chair of the House of Commons culture, media and sport committee throughout the last Parliament, Whittingdale knows more about the business of culture than any politician in years, and he has demonstrated a healthy scepticism towards BBC, Arts Council and Culture […]
The UK parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee says the BBC licence fee has “no long-term future” and advocates the introduction of a broadcasting levy, in a new report. The Future of the BBC (PDF) will be presented in the House of Commons later today. Show More Summary
The Edinburgh News is reporting that the Scottish assisted suicide bill may die in the Health and Sport committee. The hearings will begin on January 13. The group – Doctors for assisted suicide are concerned that too many groups opposing assisted suicide have been invited to present to the government committee. The Edinburgh News reported that: […]
Fabiano Caruana visited CONINov 24, 2014Top Italian chess Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana visited the Italian Olympic Sport Committee (CONI) in Roma, where he met CONI President Mr Giovanni Malagò.Also present in the meeting were Fabiano’s...Show More Summary
Russia did not win a single game at the World Cup and now coach Fabio Capello must appear before parliament to explain why the team performed horribly. From The Daily Mail: The head of the State Duma's Sports Committee, Igor Anansikh,...Show More Summary
This week the Culture, Media and Sport Committee held a evidence session on online safety. The Committee heard from: Simon Milner, Policy Director, UK and Ireland, Facebook Sinéad McSweeney, Director, Public Policy, Europe, the Middle...Show More Summary
The Culture, Media and Sport committee will analyze BBC funding, plans and the public broadcaster's Royal Charter, before the current one expires in December of 2016. read more
A British House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee report has today "condemned" Google's failure to adequately respond to the issue of online piracy and its refusal to block "infringing" websites on the grounds they might also carry legal material. Show More Summary
Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron is urging people to respond to an inquiry into nuisance telephone marketing calls. Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee is planning to hold an inquiry into Nuisance Telephone Calls and Text Messages. Unwanted marketing messages can be received by telephone or text message. Together with abandoned, including silent, telephone calls, [...]
A campaign to outlaw nuisance phone calls and texts supported by Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge Julian Huppert has led to a Parliamentary investigation. The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to launch an inquiry into the issue and is calling for written evidence from anyone who wishes to contribute. It comes after Julian Huppert [...]
Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk Norman Lamb is urging people to respond to an inquiry into nuisance telephone marketing calls. Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee is planning to hold an inquiry into Nuisance Telephone Calls and Text Messages. Unwanted marketing messages can be received by telephone or text message. Together with abandoned, including [...]
Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central Jenny Willott, is encouraging her constituents to supply evidence to an inquiry into nuisance calls and text messages. The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee today announced it is launching an inquiry to investigate abandoned (or silent) telephone calls and unwanted marketing messages which can be received [...]