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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the (a) people and (b) organisations who contributed to informal consultation on implementation of Section 106 of the Digital Economy Act 2017.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills undertook an informal consultation on the implementation of both S.105 and S.106 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 in August and September 2017. The consultation was sent to over a hundred individuals, organisations and businesses with an interest in the event ticketing market, including cultural and sporting event organisers, consumer groups and primary and secondary ticketing agencies. Most respondents restricted their comments to S.105 issues but the following organisations and individuals responded on the implementation of S.106:

  • FanFair Alliance,

  • Music Managers Forum,

  • Association of Independent Festivals,

  • Society of Ticket Agents & Retailers (STAR),

  • Royal Shakespeare Company,

  • Union des Associations Europeennes de Football (UEFA),

  • CreativeArtistsAgency UK Ltd,

  • Society of London Theatre (SOLT),

  • ebay,

  • Professor Waterson.

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