Communications Act 2003: Public Service Broadcasters

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 12:00 am, 22nd March 2018

Before I answer the question, let me say that I am sure the whole House will want not only to mark the memory of those who passed away a year ago, as we have just done in the one-minute silence, but to thank once more the emergency services who keep us safe, and—especially on this day—those who put others’ safety ahead of their own. We remember those who have lost their lives defending democracy. They will not be forgotten.

We warmly welcome the high-quality programming of our public service broadcasters. It is important for public service broadcasting content to be widely accessible to UK audiences, and we strengthened provision for that in the Digital Economy Act 2017.