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Public Service Broadcasting Advisory Panel

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 112491, tabled on 26 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the minutes of each of the Public Service Broadcasting Advisory Panel’s meetings up to 26 January 2022.

Answered on

31 January 2022

The Public Service Broadcasting Advisory Panel was established in November 2020 in order to provide independent expertise and advice for the government’s strategic review of public service broadcasting.

The current membership and terms of reference of the Panel are available from GOV.UK.

Since its establishment, the Panel has met six times, on the following dates: (i) 19 November 2020; (ii) 14 January 2021; (iii) 24 March 2021; (iv) 18 May 2021; (v) 21 July 2021; and (vi) 24 November 2021. It is not expected to meet further.

A number of potential conclusions were discussed at each meeting and reviewed at the Panel’s sixth and final meeting on 24 November 2021.

The only external organisation invited to attend a meeting of the Panel was Ofcom, on 21 July 2021. In addition, Panel members were given the opportunity to attend an informal session with Ofcom on 2 March 2021.

In accordance with the Panel’s published terms of reference, the government does not intend to publish the minutes or conclusions of the Panel. The Government will set out the conclusions of its strategic review of public service broadcasting in due course.

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