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THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2000

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report (Review of Reports, Recommendations and Responses, 1997–2000), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Special Report are published in the First Special Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, HC (2000–01) 57, p vi.)

The Committee further deliberated.

Operation of the National Lottery: Mr Derek Casey, Chief Executive, Sport England, Mr Timothy Hornsby, Chief Executive, National Lottery Charities Board, Ms Anthea Case, Director, National Heritage Memorial Fund, and Mr Peter Hewitt, Chief Executive, Arts Council of England, were examined.

Mr Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, Mr Rodney Buse, Vice-Chair, Ms Margaret Bolton, Director of Policy and Research, and Ms Helen Bush, Policy Development Officer, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, were examined.

Dr Sue Fisher, Centre for Research into the Social Impact of Gambling, Department of Sociology, University of Plymouth, was examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday next at Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 19 DECEMBER 2000

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

The Committee deliberated.

Operation of the National Lottery: Mr Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive, and Ms Vanessa Potter, Director of Policy and External Relations, New Opportunities Fund, were examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday 11 January at Ten o'clock.


THURSDAY 11 JANUARY 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee do rescind its resolution of Thursday 23 November 2000 to visit Bletchley Park.—(The Chairman.)

The Committee further deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee do visit Manchester and Newcastle-under-Lyme on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 March in connection with its inquiry into Staging International Sporting Events.—(The Chairman.)

The Committee further deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee do visit the British Library and the British Museum on Tuesday 13 March.—(The Chairman.)

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Thursday next at Ten o'clock.

THURSDAY 18 JANUARY 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

The Committee deliberated.

Operation of the National Lottery: Lord Burns, a Member of the House of Lords, Chairman, Ms Harriet Spicer, Commissioner, and Mr Mark Harris, Chief Executive, the National Lottery Commission, were examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday next at half-past Nine o'clock.


THURSDAY 25 JANUARY 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Derek Wyatt

The Committee deliberated.

Communications White Paper: Ms Anna Bradley, Director, and Ms Linda Lennard, Senior Policy Officer, National Consumer Council, were examined.

Mr Andy Green, Chief Executive, Mr John Butler, Senior Vice-President, BT Openworld, and Mr Ian Morfett, Group Director of Regulatory Affairs, British Telecom, were examined.

Ms Alison Clark, Director of Corporate Affairs, and Dr Irwin Stelzer, Consultant, News International, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday next at Ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mr Alan Keen
Mrs Diana Organ
Derek Wyatt

Communications White Paper: Mr Stephen A Carter, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, ntl: UK and Ireland, Mr Phil Kirby, Group Director of Strategy and Policy, and Mr Jerry Roest, Group Managing Director, Internet, ntl, were examined.

Mr Simon Hochhauser, Chief Executive, Video Networks Limited, was examined.

Mr Tony Lennon, President, and Mr Andy Egan, Research Officer, Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union, were examined.

Mr Robert Hersov, Chief Executive Officer, Sportal, Mr Richard Withey, Managing Director, Independent Digital (UK) Limited, Mr Paul Brown, Chief Executive, Commercial Radio Companies Association, and Mr Hugo Drayton, Managing Director, Hollinger Telegraph New Media, the British Internet Publishers' Alliance, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday next at Four o'clock.


TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

Operation of the National Lottery: Mr Andrew Smith, a Member of the House, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Mr David Knight, Head of Gambling Duties Policy Team, HM Customs and Excise, Mr Ian Peattie, Comptroller General of the National Debt Office and Director of the National Investment and Loans Office, and Ms Helen John, Head of the Treasury spending team responsible for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, HM Treasury, were examined.

Mr Chris Smith, a Member of the House, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and Mr Jon Zeff, Head of National Lottery Division, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, were examined.

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till tomorrow at Ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

The Communications White Paper: Mr Stuart Prebble, Chief Executive, Ms Jessica Mann, Director of Public Affairs, and Mr Simon Dore, Chief Technical Officer, ONdigital, were examined.

Mr Tim Schoonmaker, Chief Executive, and Mr Trevor Dann, Managing Director of Pop, EMAP Performance Network, and Mr Ralph Bernard, Chief Executive, GWR Group plc, Mr Roger Lewis, Managing Director, Classic FM, and Mr Quentin Howard, Chief Executive, Digital One, GWR Group plc, were examined.

Ms Mary Dowson, Chairman, Mr Steve Buckley, Director, and Mr Martin Blissett, Community Media Association, and Mr Phil Korbel, Project Director, Radio Regen, were examined.

Mr Richard Hooper, Chairman, and Mr Tony Stoller, Chief Executive, the Radio Authority, were examined.

[Adjourned till tomorrow at Ten o'clock.


THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Miss Julie Kirkbride
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Ms Claire Ward

The Communications White Paper: Mr Tony Ball, Chief Executive, Mr Ray Gallagher, Director of Public Affairs, and Mr Michael Rhodes, Head of Regulatory Affairs, BSkyB, were examined.

Mr Leslie Hill, Chairman, and Ms Kate Stross, Finance and Development Director, ITV Network, and Mr Nigel Walmsley, Deputy Chief Executive, Carlton Communications plc, and Mr Stuart Butterfield, Managing Director, Granada Broadcasting, were examined.

Mr Michael Jackson, Chief Executive, Mr David Scott, Managing Director, and Mr Tim Gardam, Director of Programmes, Channel 4, were examined.

Sir Christopher Bland, Chairman, Mr Greg Dyke, Director-General, Ms Caroline Thomson, Director of Public Policy, and Ms Jenny Abramsky CBE, Director of Radio, the British Broadcasting Corporation, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday next at Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Derek Wyatt

The Communications White Paper: Sir Michael Checkland, member, and Ms Patricia Hodgson, Chief Executive, the Independent Television Commission, were examined.

Mr Charles J F Sinclair, Chief Executive, Mr Roger Gilbert, Director, and Mr Mike Stewart, Managing Director, Teletext Limited, Daily Mail and General Trust plc, were examined.

Ms Karen Thomson, Managing Director, AOL UK and Executive Vice-President, AOL Europe, Ms Clare Gilbert, Vice-President and General Counsel, AOL Europe, and Mr Simon Hampton, Director of European Public Affairs, AOL Europe, AOL UK, were examined.

Mr Don Cruickshank, Chairman, Mr Donald Emslie, Chief Executive, SMG Television, Mr John Pearson, Chief Executive, SMG Radio, and Mr Desmond Hudson, Chief Executive, SMG Publishing, SMG plc, were examined.

[Adjourned till tomorrow at Four o'clock.


WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Alan Keen
Miss Julie Kirkbride
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

The Communications White Paper: Mr Chris Smith, a Member of the House, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, was further examined, and Ms Patricia Hewitt, a Member of the House, Minister for Small Business and E-Commerce, Department of Trade and Industry, was examined.

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Thursday 1 March at half-past Nine o'clock.

THURSDAY 1 MARCH 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

Staging International Sporting Events: Mr Ken Bates was examined.

Sir Rodney Walker, Chairman, and Mr Bob Stubbs, Chief Executive, Wembley National Stadium Limited, were examined.

Mr David Moorcroft OBE, Chief Executive, Mr Len Hatton, Chair of London 2005 Committee, Mr Terry Colton, Championship Director, UK Athletics, and Mr Shaun Dawson, Chief Executive, and Mr Simon Evans, Director of Development, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, were examined.

Mr Trevor Brooking CBE, Chairman, and Ms Brigid Simmonds, Council member, Sport England, were examined, and Mr Derek Casey, Chief Executive, Sport England, was further examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday next at Ten o'clock.


WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

Draft Report (The Operation of the National Lottery), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the First Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, HC (2000–01) 56–I , pp xlv–xlvi.)

Draft Report (The Communications White Paper), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Second Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, HC (2000–01) 161–I, pp xlvi–xlvii.)

Draft Special Report (Cultural Property: Return and Illicit Trade: Further Government Response to the Seventh Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 1999–2000), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Second Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government's further response to the Seventh Report from the Committee, Session 1999–2000 be appended to the Report.—(The Chairman.)

[Adjourned till tomorrow at Ten o'clock.

THURSDAY 8 MARCH 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Ms Claire Ward

Staging International Sporting Events: Professor Alan Tomlinson, Head of Chelsea School Research Centre, Chelsea School Research Division, University of Brighton, was examined.

Mr Tony Banks, a Member of the House, was examined.

Mr Geoff Thompson, Chairman, Mr David Davies, Executive Director, Mr Alec McGivan, Director of the 2006 Bid Campaign, Sir Bobby Charlton CBE, Ambassador for the 2006 Campaign, Mr Frank Wheeler CMG, Adviser, 2006 Campaign, and Mr Nic Coward, Company Secretary, the Football Association, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday next at Ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

Staging International Sporting Events: Mr Simon Clegg, Chief Executive, Mr Robert Datnow, Lawyer, and Mr David Luckes, Projects Officer, the British Olympic Association, were examined.

Sir Rodney Walker, Chairman, UK Sport, was further examined, and Mr Richard Callicott, Chief Executive, and Mr John Scott, Director of International Relations and Major Events, UK Sport, were examined.

Sir Nigel Mobbs was examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday next at half-past Nine o'clock at Manchester Town Hall.

TUESDAY 20 MARCH 2001

The Committee met at Manchester Town Hall

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

Staging International Sporting Events: Mr Ian McCartney, a Member of the House, Minister of State, Cabinet Office, Councillor Richard Leese, Leader, Manchester City Council, Mr Charles Allen, Chairman, Manchester 2002 Limited, Ms Frances Done, Chief Executive, Manchester 2002 Limited, Mr Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council, and Mr Robert Raine, Cabinet Office, were examined.

[Adjourned till tomorrow at Ten o'clock.


WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Mr John Maxton
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

Staging International Sporting Events: Mr Chris Smith, a Member of the House, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, was further examined, and Ms Kate Hoey, a Member of the House, Minister for Sport, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, was examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday next at Ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr John Maxton
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

Draft Report (Staging International Sporting Events), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Third Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, HC (2000–01) 286–I, pp lv–lvi.)

[Adjourned to a day and time to be fixed by the Chairman.

THURSDAY 5 APRIL 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr John Maxton
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into Tourism Information and Promotion: The Current Situation.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do visit the Forest of Dean on Monday 31 April and Tuesday 1 May in connection with its inquiry into Tourism Information and Promotion: The Current Situation.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the Chairman do visit Falkirk on Monday 23 April for the purposes of the Committee's inquiry into Tourism Information and Promotion: The Current Situation.—(The Chairman.)

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Thursday 26 April at half-past Nine o'clock.

THURSDAY 26 APRIL 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mr Christopher Fraser
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Miss Julie Kirkbride
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

The Committee deliberated.

Tourism Information and Promotion: The Current Situation: Mr Jeff Hamblin OBE, Chief Executive, and Mr Bernard Donoghue, Head of Government and Corporate Affairs, the British Tourist Authority, were examined.

Derek Wyatt declared a pecuniary interest in relation to the Committee's inquiry into Tourism Information and Promotion: The Current Situation as a non-executive Chairman of Spafax (a media company serving the airline industry).

Mr Roger Pride, Director of Marketing, Wales Tourist Board, Mr Peter McKinlay, CBE, Interim Chief Executive, Scottish Tourist Board, and Mr David McAuley, Acting Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, were examined.

Ms Hazel Broatch, Director of Policy and Performance, Cumbria County Council, Mr Ian Stephens, Operations Director, Cumbria Tourist Board; Mr Philip Jenkinson, Chief Executive, Devon County Council, and Mr Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive, South West Tourism, were examined.

Mr Alan Britten, Chairman, and Ms Mary Lynch, Chief Executive, English Tourism Council, were examined.

Ms Janet Anderson, a Member of the House, Minister for Tourism, Mr Brian Leonard, Director for Regions, Tourism, Millennium and International, and Mr Simon Broadley, Head of Tourism, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, were examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday next at Eleven o'clock.


THURSDAY 3 MAY 2001

Mr Gerald Kaufman, in the Chair

Mr David Faber
Mr Ronnie Fearn
Mrs Llin Golding
Mr Alan Keen
Miss Julie Kirkbride
Mr John Maxton
Mrs Diana Organ
Ms Claire Ward
Derek Wyatt

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report (Tourism—The Hidden Giant—and Foot and Mouth), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Fourth Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, HC (2000–01) 286–I, pp lv–lvi.)

Draft Special Report (Public Libraries: Further Government Response to the Sixth Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 1999–2000), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 4 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Third Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government's further response to the Sixth Report from the Committee, Session 1999–2000 be appended to the Report.—(The Chairman.)

[Adjourned to a day and time to be fixed by the Chairman.


 
 
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