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British Board of Film Classification

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Party Chair, Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2017 to Question 63301, on the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), for what reason she did not provide in her Answer the dates on which Ministers of her Department met the BBFC.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)

Ministers have met the BBFC on a number of occasions, including as part of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety Executive Board. In addition, David Austin the Chief Exec of the BBFC was a witness at a Digital Economy Bill Committee evidence session on 11 October 2016. The Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office and I both sat on the Public Bill Committee.

The latest meeting with Ministers took place on 22nd February.

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