Lords debates public service broadcasting
4 November 2022
The House of Lords debated the future of public service broadcasting, in the year of the BBC’s centenary, on Thursday 3 November 2022.
Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat) put forward the debate.
This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Members speaking in the debate will included:
- Baroness Bakewell (Labour), broadcaster
- Baroness Benjamin (Liberal Democrat), children's broadcaster and former chair of Bafta
- Viscount Colville of Culross (Crossbench), BBC factual programmes producer
- Baroness Stowell of Beeston (Conservative), Communications and Digital Committee Chair and former BBC Head of Corporate Affairs.
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responded on behalf of the government.
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