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."
* Not printed.