Ofcom

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb Conservative, Aberconwy

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a comparative assessment of the effects of (a) judicial review standard and (b) merits-based appeals on the ability of Ofcom to carry out its functions.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

The Government has already assessed the impacts of both standards of review. This was done as part of its analysis prior to consulting on options for reforming Regulatory and Competition Appeals in 2013.

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