Broadcasting Programmes: Children and Young People

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the BBC on the Corporation increasing the number of programmes it broadcasts on television to appeal to people in the 15-30 demographic.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Ministers have not discussed this issue with the BBC. The BBC is independent of government and editorial decisions such as television content for younger people is a matter for the BBC, not government.

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