To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Public Service Broadcasting Advisory Panel has submitted its conclusions to her Department as of 26 January 2022.
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.