Leaving the EU: Creative Industries

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill Chair, Justice Committee

I refer to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests.

I agree with my hon. Friend about the importance of a deal, but she will recognise that the concerns of the Incorporated Society of Musicians are legitimate and need to be addressed. Will she also speak to those who run our major opera companies? Britain is a world leader in this regard and the ability to fly in replacements—often from the EU—at the last minute for roles, which, often, very few people can actually sing, is very important to our international status in this art form.