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Culture, Media and Sport Committee - inquiries

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  • 2022 World Cup bidding process  Inquiry announced 18 July 2014

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

  • Tourism  Inquiry announced 23 July 2014

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

  • Society Lotteries  Inquiry announced 24 July 2014

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

  • Work of Ofcom  Inquiry announced 14 May 2013

    Committee holds annual one-off evidence sessions scrutinising the work of Ofcom

  • 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.

  • 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