Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport First Special Report

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its associated public bodies.

Current membership

Mr John Whittingdale MP (Conservative, Maldon and East Chelmsford) [Chairman]

Janet Anderson MP (Labour, Rossendale and Darwen)

Mr Philip Davies MP (Conservative, Shipley)

Mr Nigel Evans MP (Conservative, Ribble Valley)

Paul Farrelly MP (Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme)

Mr Mike Hall MP (Labour, Weaver Vale)

Alan Keen MP (Labour, Feltham and Heston)

Rosemary McKenna MP (Labour, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)

Adam Price MP (Plaid Cymru, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

Mr Adrian Sanders MP (Liberal Democrat, Torbay)

Helen Southworth MP (Labour, Warrington South)


The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No 152. These are available on the Internet via


The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet at

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Kenneth Fox (Clerk), Martin Gaunt (Second Clerk), Daniel Dyball (Committee Specialist), Sally Broadbridge (Inquiry Manager), Lisa Wrobel/Anna Watkins (Committee Assistant), Rowena Macdonald (Secretary), Jim Hudson (Senior Office Clerk) and Laura Humble (Media Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6188; fax 020 7219 2031; the Committee's email address is

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