Sessional Returns Session 1997-98 - Contents


7. Culture, Media and Sport

The Committee was nominated on 14 July 1997.

The name of the Committee was changed on 25 July 1997 from the National Heritage Committee to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

It had 11 Members and held 50 meetings.



MembersMeetings attended

Kaufman, Mr Gerald (Chairman)50
Faber, Mr David (added, 22.6.98)7
Fabricant, Mr Michael45
Fearn, Mr Ronnie43
Fraser, Mr Christopher34
Golding, Mrs Llin43
Green, Mr Damian (discharged, 22.6.98)27
Keen, Mr Alan38
Maxton, Mr John 35
Stott, Mr Roger24
Ward, Ms Claire40
Wyatt, Derek46

Overall attendance:  78.5 %

Number of Members added:  1

Number of Members discharged:  1

Turnover of membership during the Session:  9 %

Staff

Committee Clerk: Mr C G Lee.

Other Committee staff: Ms T H L Brufal, Assistant Clerk (Grade A3) (from 1.10.98); Mrs C J Oxborough, Higher Executive Officer (Grade 10) (until 21.6.98); Mr J Hole, Higher Executive Officer (Grade 10) (from 22.6.98); Miss L Sargent, Secretary (Grade 13) (until 30.9.98); Ms P A Anderson and Mrs A Waller, Secretaries (Grade 13) (from 1.10.98) (shared post).

Specialist Advisers during the Session

None.

Witnesses

Oral evidence was given during the Session by the following categories of witnesses:

Number of appearances by:-

Cabinet Ministers:  6

Other Ministers:  9

Other Members of the House  1

Members of the House of Lords  8

Number of appearances by officials from, or representatives of:-

Department for Culture, Media and Sport:  18

other departments:  6

comprising:- Cabinet Office  1

Department for Education and Employment  2

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions  1

Department of Trade and Industry  2

executive agencies:  1

 comprising:- Radiocommunications Agency (DTI executive agency)  1

associated public bodies of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport:  51

comprising:- Arts Council of England (including 2 appearances by a Member of the House of Lords         included above)  6

BBC  13

Broadcasting Standards Commission  2

Channel 4  3

English Heritage  3

Independent Television Commission  2

Millennium Commission  3

Museums and Galleries Commission  3

National Heritage Memorial Fund  8

New Millennium Experience Company  5

Radio Authority  3

associated public bodies of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions  8

comprising:-  Countryside Commission  2

English Nature (including 1 appearance by a Member of the House of Lords included above)  2

London Underground  4

associated public bodies of the Department of Trade and Industry  3

comprising:-  OFTEL  3

associated public bodies of the Scottish Office  2

comprising:-  Scottish Natural Heritage  2

associated public bodies of the Welsh Office  2

comprising:-  Countryside Council for Wales  2

Appearances by other witnesses:  118

Overseas Visits

  Date

  Destination

  Members

  Staff

  Purpose

  Cost

6-9.11.97

European Television and Film Forum, Lisbon

1*

0

Inquiry into Audio-Visual Communications and the Regulation of Broadcasting

£1,038.95

16-20.11.97

Comdex Fair, Las Vegas

1*

0

Inquiry into Audio-Visual Communications and the Regulation of Broadcasting

£5,370.28

8-12.3.98

Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles

11

2

Inquiry into Audio-Visual Communications and the Regulation of Broadcasting

£71,026.00

  23.10.98

Paris

1*

0

Representation at Council of Europe meeting on professional sport

£329.40

* In a representative capacity



Visits to European Institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg

  Date

  Destination

  Members

  Staff

  Purpose

  Cost

24.3.98

European Commission, Brussels

9

2

Meetings with European Commissioner and Officials, Inquiry into Audio-Visual Communications and the Regulation of Broadcasting

£3,664.46

UK Visits

Date

Destination

Members

Staff

Purpose

Cost

  3.11.97

Shaftesbury Theatre, London

4

3

Inquiry into the Royal Opera House

£42.58

19.11.97

Millennium Dome, Greenwich

8

3

Inquiry into the Millennium Dome

£619.49

15.1.98

Independent Television Commission, London

10

3

Inquiry into Audio-Visual Communications and the Regulation of Broadcasting

£79.07

28.1.98

Astra Marketing Ltd, Hemel Hempstead

5

2

Inquiry into Audio-Visual Communications and the Regulation of Broadcasting

£265.00

  24.2.98

South Bank Centre

7

2

Presentation on Millennium Dome content

£65.93

  6.4.98

European Audiovisual Conference, Birmingham

1*

0

Inquiry into Audio-Visual Communications and the Regulation of Broadcasting

£85.00

17-18.6.98

Glasgow, Alloa and Wester Hailes

6

2

Inquiry into Millennium Celebrations in the United Kingdom

£3,373.74

25.6.98

Millennium Dome, Greenwich

8

2

Inquiry into Millennium Celebrations in the United Kingdom

£225.00

2.7.98

Cardiff

6

1

Inquiry into Millennium Celebrations in the United Kingdom

£769.00

6-7.7.98

Lichfield, Salford and Southport

9

2

Inquiries into Millennium Celebrations in the United Kingdom and the Heritage Lottery Fund

£2,602.05

27-28.7.98

Dorset

9

1

Inquiry into the Heritage Lottery Fund

£2,832.29

* In a representative capacity

Reports and Minutes of Evidence  

  Title

HC No.

(1997-98)

Date of

publication

No. of

pages

Sale price

  Government

  reply


First Report: The Royal Opera House

199-I

3.12.97

47

£8.60

Received 20.1.98. Published as Second Special Report

Minutes of Evidence with Appendices: The Royal Opera House

199-II

4.12.97

159

£18.00

Not applicable

Second Report: The Millennium Dome

340-I

17.12.97

45

£9.00

Cm 3886, 28.2.98

Minutes of Evidence with Appendices: The Millennium Dome

340-II

18.12.97

147

£17.00

Not applicable

Third Report: Preservation of Historic Ships: the Case of HMS Cavalier

561

4.3.98

103

£13.60

Received 5.5.98. Published as Third Special Report

Fourth Report: The Multi-Media Revolution

520-I

21.5.98

71

£10.60

Cm 4020, 21.7.98

Minutes of Evidence: The Multi-Media Revolution

520-II

22.5.98

409

£31.50

Not applicable

Appendices: The Multi-Media Revolution

520-III

22.5.98

151

£17.00

Not applicable

Fifth Report: Objectives and Performance of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

742

10.6.98

70

£10.60

Received 29.7.98

Published as Fourth Special Report


Sixth Report: Not Only the Dome: The Millennium Celebrations in the United Kingdom

818-I

29.7.98

29

£7.00

Cm 4087, 21.10.98

Minutes of Evidence: Not Only the Dome: The Millennium Celebrations in the United Kingdom

818-II

12.8.98

159

£17.00

Not applicable

Seventh Report: The Eyre Review and the Royal Opera House

994

31.7.98

21

£5.80

Received 16.12.98. Published as First Special Report, Session 1998-99

Eighth Report: Report and Accounts of the BBC for 1997-98

1090

5.11.98

38

£8.00

Reply awaited

Ninth Report: The Future of News at Ten

1110

5.11.98

46

£8.80

Received 15.12.98. Published as Second Special Report, Session 1998-99

First Special Report: Press Activity Affecting Court Cases: Government Response to the Second Report from the National Heritage Committee, Session 1996-97

292

5.11.97

3

£1.45

Not applicable

Second Special Report: Royal Opera House: Responses by the Government and the Arts Council of England to the First Report from the Committee, Session 1997-98

493

18.2.98

26

£6.20

Not applicable

Third Special Report: Preservation of Historic Ships: The Case of HMS Cavalier: Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 1997-98

727

13.5.98

5

£2.25

Not applicable

Fourth Special Report: Objectives and Performance of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Government Response to the Fifth Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 1997-98

1079

12.8.98

10

£3.40

Not applicable

Government replies to Reports for Session 1996-97

Reply to the National Heritage Committee's Fourth Report: The BBC and the Future of Broadcasting, published as Cm 3799 (20.11.97).

Divisions

None.

Debates

None.

Evidence

Oral evidence was taken at 33 of the Committee's 50 meetings. (On none of these occasions was evidence taken partly or wholly in private.) The Committee received 337 memoranda, of which 26 came from Government departments, 3 from Executive Agencies and 74 from associated public bodies. The Committee published 196 memoranda.


  Inquiry

No. of oral evidence sessions

No. of memoranda received

No. of memoranda received from Government departments/

executive agencies/

associated public bodies

No. of memoranda published

No. of memoranda made available in the Record Office for public use and placed in the Library

The Royal Opera House

  4

  39

  2/0/2

  27

  12

The Millennium Dome

  4

  32

  5/1/12

  27

  5

Preservation of Historic Ships: The Case of HMS Cavalier

  1

  27

  1/0/3

  25

  2

Audio-Visual Communications and the Regulation of Broadcasting (The Multi-Media Revolution)

  10

  75

  3/0/12

  75

  0

Objectives and Performance of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

  2

  1

  1/0/0

  1

  0

Millennium Celebrations in the United Kingdom

  3

  41

  7/0/9

  34

  7

The Eyre Review and the Royal Opera House

  1

  0

  0

  0

  0

Report and Accounts of the BBC for 1997-98

  1

  1

  0/0/1

  0

  1

The Future of News at Ten

  1

  5

  1/0/2

  5

  0

The Royal Opera House: Government Response

  1

  2

  1/0/1

  2

  0

The Heritage Lottery Fund

  5

  113

  4/2/32

  -

  -

Other

  0

  1

  1/0/0

  0

  0

Total

  33

  337

  26/3/74

  196

  27


 
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