Formal Minutes

Tuesday 20 June 2006

Members present:

Mr John Whittingdale, in the Chair
Janet Anderson
Philip Davies
Mr Mike Hall
Alan Keen
Rosemary McKenna
Mr Adrian Sanders
Helen Southworth

1.  Specialist Advice

Resolved, That the terms under which Mr Ray Gallagher serves as Specialist Adviser be extended to cover all broadcasting matters.

2. New media and the creative industries

John McVay, Chief Executive, Alex Graham, Chief Executive of Wall to Wall, and Malcolm Brinkworth, Manager Director at Touch, PACT, gave oral evidence.

Andy Duncan, Chief Executive, Anne Bulford, Finance Director, and Andy Taylor, Managing Director of New Media, Channel 4, gave oral evidence.

Hamish Pringle, Director General, Jim Marshall, Chairman of Starcom UK, and Wayne Arnold, Managing Director of Profero, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 27 June at a quarter past Ten o’clock