Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport Ninth Report

  The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is appointed under SO No. 152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and associated public bodies.

  The Committee consists of a maximum of 11 Members, of whom the quorum is three. Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to the Committee continue to be members of it for the remainder of the Parliament.

  The Committee has power:

    (a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

    (b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the Committee's order of reference;

    (c) to communicate to any other committee appointed under the Standing Order and to the Committee of Public Accounts, the Deregulation Committee and the Environmental Audit Committee its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

    (d) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports.

  The membership of the Committee since its appointment on 14 July 1997 is as follows:

      Mr Gerald Kaufman (Chairman)
      Mr David Faber (added 22.6.98)
      Mr Michael Fabricant
      Mr Ronnie Fearn
      Mr Christopher Fraser
      Mrs Llin Golding
      Mr Damian Green (discharged 22.6.98)
      Mr Alan Keen
      Mr John Maxton
      Mr Roger Stott
      Ms Claire Ward
      Derek Wyatt

  The texts of Committee publications, including Reports and press notices, are available on the Internet (

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