Joint Committee on The Draft Communications Bill Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Memorandum submitted by the Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR)

  The CCPR with its member governing bodies of sport is pleased to learn of the joint committee established to examine the Draft Communications Bill. With that in mind, we would like to submit as evidence, the CCPR Broadcasting Rights: Voluntary Code of Conduct for Sports Events (the Code) that has been highlighted as good practice by successive Governments (Hansard: 30 January 2002) and is compliant with the EU TV Without Frontiers Directive*.

  Also enclosed, is the document Television and Grass Roots Sport launched in 2002 by the former DCMS Secretary of State that highlights the value of investing 5 per cent of Broadcasting Revenues into grass roots sport.

The sports bodies that are signatories to the Code believe that sport and television should work in partnership and as such, the Code complements the ITC Statutory Code that exists to protect the list of "crown jewels."

May 2002

* Not printed.

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