The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) helps to drive growth, enrich lives and promote Britain abroad. We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit. We help to give the UK a unique advantage on the global stage, striving for economic success.
Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|May. 23||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|May. 23||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|May. 15||Urgent Questions||WhatsApp Data Breach|
|Jun. 27||Written Statements||The Times and The Sunday Times/Evening Standard|
|Jun. 25||Westminster Hall||Gambling Levy: Online Gambling and Greyhound Racing|
|Jun. 12||Adjournment Debate||Cornish Wrestling|
|Title||Last Event||Next Event Date||Last Updated|
|Data Protection Act 2018||Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 23 May, 2018||24 May 2018, 3:13 p.m.|
|A Bill to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals; to make provision in connection with the Information Commissioner's functions under certain regulations relating to information; to make provision for a direct marketing code of conduct; and for connected purposes.|
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Aug. 16||Arts Minister stops export of Pre-Raphaelite work||News and Communications|
|Aug. 16||National Gallery annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019||Transparency|
|Aug. 16||National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside Annual Report and Accounts 2018 to 2019||Transparency|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|5 Aug 2019, 11:54 a.m.||Pornography: Internet||Baroness Howe of Idlicote|
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 20 July (HL Deb, cols 883–4), on what date the age verification requirements to protect children from accessing online pornography will come into effect.
Answer (Baroness Barran)
Once the appropriate remedial actions have been undertaken to correct a procedural error announced on 20th June, we will announce further details on timings for commencement of age verification for online pornography, giving stakeholders sufficient time to prepare.