1. This is the annual report of the Culture, Media
and Sport Committee on its activity over the past year, 2004.
It is the third such report against the objectives and tasks
for select committees set by the Liaison Committee (the forum
for all select committee chairmen and -women) following a Resolution
of the House.
2. This Report supplements two other records of activity:
Minutes of Proceedings (from January 2005 to be produced on a
more regular basis) and the Sessional Returns (produced on a sessional
basis). The Minutes
of Proceedings are a procedural and chronological record of the
decisions of the Committee. The Committee's entry in the Sessional
Return contains non-procedural information in aggregate form about
members' attendance, staff, witnesses, visits, votes, publications
and other matters. Expenditure incurred by the Committee is also
set out in this volume. A summary of this information is annexed
to this Report.
3. The Liaison Committee uses all this information
to make a report on the select committee system as a whole. The
most recent example was the Liaison Committee's First Report,
2003-04, Annual Report for 2003, HC 446.
1 Ref to Minutes of Proceedings, 2003-04, HC 1026 and
Sessional Return, 2003-04, HC 1 Back