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Media: Children

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL4197, tabled on 3 December 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to establishing a commissioning fund, independent of the BBC Licence Fee, for UK children's media.

Answered on

10 December 2015

The Government recognises the important contribution children’s television makes to promoting British culture and the UK economy. In April, the Government introduced a new tax relief for children's ‘live action’ television productions to attract inward investment and support our domestic market. We have noted the issues identified by Ofcom and will continue to monitor the sector and consider whether further measures are needed.