Future of the BBC

Inquiry Status: Oral evidence in progress

Written submissions

Written submissions to the inquiry should be submitted online:

If you are considering sending a written submission please read the following guidelines:

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee looks into Future of the BBC, ahead of its current Royal Charter ending in December 2016.

The Committee is currently taking oral evidence in this inquiry and expects to complete these sessions by September. The transcripts of those sessions that have already taken place are below. The final evidence sessions will be with the BBC, the BBC Trust and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The Committee is then expected to produce a report of its findings, which would be published in the autumn. Further details on the witnesses who are still to give evidence and on the timing of the report will appear on this webpage in due course.



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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.

#TellParliament Forum

As part of the Committee’s inquiry into the future of the BBC, the Student room is hosting an online forum to hear the views of young people about the BBC.