Culture, Media and Sport Committee - inquiries

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  • Dealing with complaints against the press  Inquiry announced 19 February 2015

    Culture, Media and Sport Committee examine progress in implementing independent regulation of press

  • Society Lotteries  Inquiry announced 24 July 2014

    Inquiry into the role of society lotteries and their place within a system

  • DCMS Annual Report 2013-14  Inquiry announced 19 January 2015

    Committee holds one-off evidence session with Secretary of State on DCMS annual report

  • Tourism  Inquiry announced 23 July 2014

    Examines the ways tourism can be promoted in all parts of the United Kingdom

  • Work of the Arts Council (England)  Inquiry announced 08 January 2014

    A short inquiry into the work of Arts Council England, including its scope, scale and remit.

  • 2022 World Cup bidding process  Inquiry announced 18 July 2014

    Committee hold one-off evidence session on bidding process for 2022 World Cup

  • Future of the BBC  Inquiry announced 22 October 2013

    An inquiry into the BBC ahead of its current Royal Charter ending in 2016

Select Committee Inquiries

Select Committees carry out inquiries on areas ranging from the work of government departments to economic affairs. The results of these inquiries are public and many require a response from the government.

How do House of Commons Select Committees work?

This short film explains the role and impact of select committees of the House of Commons, their membership, how they conduct inquiries, what it's like to be a witness and how you can get involved.

Stages of an inquiry

Most, but not all, Select Committee inquiries are conducted as follows:

  • Written evidence called for
  • Oral evidence sessions held
  • Report published
  • Response published

Not all inquiries result in a Report