Lords debates creative industries

20 January 2017

Members of the Lords, including the governor of the National Film and Television School and the chair of Penguin Random House, debated the impact of Britain’s planned withdrawal from the EU on the creative industries sector, in the House of Lords on Thursday 19 January.

This was a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Lord Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrat), former head of legal services for London Weekend Television.

Members taking part included:

  • Baroness Benjamin (Liberal Democrat), governor of the National Film and Television School
  • Earl of Clancarty (Crossbench), artist and vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft and Design in Education
  • Baroness Rebuck (Labour), co-founder of Century Publishing and chair of Penguin Random House
  • Lord Suri (Conservative), member of the Friends of Shakespeare's Globe
  • Lord Wigley (Plaid Cymru), former member of the S4C Authority, public body responsible for the provision of Welsh language television

Lord Ashton of Hyde (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, responded on behalf of the government.

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