Public Service Broadcasting

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered at on 23 May 2024.

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Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had discussions with public service broadcasters on commissioning (a) film and (b) TV products from media organisations within the UK.

Photo of Julia Lopez Julia Lopez Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office), The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)

Individual commissioning decisions are a matter for the public service broadcasters (PSBs) themselves, which are operationally and editorially independent of Government. In 2022, commissions by PSBs were worth more than £1.5 billion to the independent production sector in the UK.

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