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Date Inquiry Announcement
29 March 2010 Digital switchover of television and radio in the United Kingdom LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE WARN OF DANGER OF MAJOR NEGATIVE PUBLIC REACTION TO RADIO DIGITAL SWITCHOVER UNLESS GOVERNMENT TAKE ACTION
25 January 2010 The British film and television industries €“ decline or opportunity? LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CALL FOR PART PRIVATISATION OF BBC WORLDWIDE, A BAN ON CAMCORDING IN CINEMAS AND BIGGER TAX BREAKS TO SUPPORT UK FILM AND TV INDUSTRIES
11 January 2010 Digital Switchover LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE LAUNCHES NEW INQUIRY INTO DIGITAL SWITCHOVER
27 October 2009 British Film and Television Industries DIRECTOR GENERAL & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF THE BBC TO GIVE EVIDENCE TO LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
08 April 2009 Public service broadcasting LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CALLS FOR CONTESTABLE FUNDING TO HELP SUPPORT BROADCAST NEWS, DRAMA AND ARTS
9 February 2009 British Film and Television LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE LAUNCHES NEW INQUIRY INTO BRITISH FILM AND TELEVISION
26 January 2009 Government Communications PRIME MINISTER MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS MAKE ANNOUNCEMENTS TO PARLIAMENT NOT THE MEDIA
7 July 2008 Government Communications LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE LAUNCH NEW INQUIRY ON GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS
27 June 2008 The Ownership of the News MEDIA OWNERSHIP RULES STILL HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY IN PROTECTING THE DIVERSITY OF THE NEWS: THE PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTERS ARE OF CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE - LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
21 December 2007 Trends in newspaper readership LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE RECEIVES EVIDENCE ON THE LONG TERM TRENDS OF NEWSPAPER READERSHIP
13 December 2007 Media Ownership & News LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE ANNOUNCE SECOND CALL FOR EVIDENCE ON MEDIA OWNERSHIP AND THE NEWS
15 October 2007 The Chairmanship of the BBC BBC'S SEPARATE AND DIVIDED COMMAND CONTRIBUTES TO ITS CURRENT DIFFICULTIES - LORD FOWLER
03 August 2007 The Chairmanship of the BBC APPOINTMENTS PROCESS FOR BBC CHAIRMAN CRITICISED BY HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE
26 June 2007 Media Ownership & News LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE TO PROBE MEDIA OWNERSHIP AND THE NEWS
17 May 2007 Lords Committee on Communications NEW LORDS COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS TO CONSIDER ROLE AND APPOINTMENT OF BBC TRUST CHAIRMAN €“ MICHAEL GRADE TO GIVE EVIDENCE