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Culture, Media and Sport - Minutes of Evidence [Back to Report]

Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 18 December 2007.

Oral evidence

Taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee

on Tuesday 26 June 2007

Members present:

Mr John Whittingdale, in the Chair Rosemary McKenna
Philip DaviesAdam Price
Paul FarrellyMr Adrian Sanders
Alan KeenHelen Southworth


Memorandum submitted by The Rugby Football Union

Memorandum submitted by The Football Association and Wembley National Stadium Ltd

Memorandum submitted by The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Witnesses: Mr Paul Vaughan, Operations Director, Rugby Football Union, Mr Alex Horne, Managing Director, Wembley National Stadium Ltd and Director of Finance, Football Association, and Mr Nicholas Bitel, Solicitor Representative of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, gave evidence.

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Memorandum submitted by The Concert Promoters Association Limited

Memorandum submitted by National Arenas Association and Nottingham Arena

Witnesses: Mr Harvey Goldsmith CBE, Mr Rob Ballantine, Chairman, Concert Promoters Association, Mr Geoff Ellis, Chief Executive, DF Concerts and Mr Geoff Huckstep, Chief Executive, Nottingham Arena and National Ice Centre, gave evidence.

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Memorandum submitted by Ticketmaster UK

Memorandum submitted by the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR)

Witnesses: Mr Nick Blackburn, Managing Director, Seetickets, Mr Jonathan Brown, Secretary, Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers, Mr Tom Wright, Chairman, Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers, Mr Chris Edmonds, Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK, and Mr Paul Williamson, European Sales Director, Ticketmaster UK, gave evidence.

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Memorandum submitted by eBay UK Ltd

Memorandum submitted by viagogo Limited


Memorandum submitted by the Association of Secondary Ticket Agents (ASTA)

Memorandum submitted by Seatwave

Witnesses: Mr Joe Cohen, Co-founder and CEO, Seatwave, Mr Graham Burns, Chairman, Association of Secondary Ticket Agents, Mr Dominic Titchener-Barrett, Association of Secondary Ticket Agents, Mr Eric Baker, Founder and Chief Executive, viagogo, Mr Paul Drake, Head of Contracts and Commercial, eBay UK Ltd and Mr Alasdair McGowan, Head of Public Affairs, eBay UK Ltd, gave evidence.

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Memorandum submitted by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)

Memorandum submitted by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Annex A

Witnesses: Mr Shaun Woodward MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Industry and the Regions, Deppartment of Trade and Industry; and Mr John Fingleton, Chief Executive, the Office of Fair Trading, gave evidence.

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