Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, formerly the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, is one of the Select Committees of the British House of Commons, established in 1997. It oversees the operations of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport which replaced the Department for Culture, Media and Sport which also replaced the Department for National Heritage. The name was changed on 3 July 2017.
The Committee's Chair, Damian Collins, was elected in July 2017, with the other members appointed on 7 September 2017. The Committee currently comprises:
Members in the previous 2014/15 session of Parliament were as follows:
Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes up to January 2013 are shown below.
Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
|Damian Collins||Conservative||Folkestone and Hythe||19 October 2016||Elected by the House of Commons|
|Jesse Norman||Conservative||Hereford and South Herefordshire||17 June 2015||Elected by the House of Commons|
(Maldon and East Chelmsford 1997–2010)
|11 July 2005||Elected by the Select Committee|
(and the House of Commons in 2010)
|Gerald Kaufman||Labour||Manchester Gorton||14 July 1997||Elected by the Select Committee|
|Previously as National Heritage Select Committee|
|Gerald Kaufman||Labour||Manchester Gorton||27 April 1992||Elected by the Select Committee|
From June 2010 chairs of select committees have been directly elected by a secret ballot of the whole House of Commons using the alternative vote system. Candidates with the fewest votes are eliminated and their votes redistributed until one remaining candidate has more than half of valid votes. Elections are held at the beginning of a parliament or in the event of a vacancy.
|12 July 2017|
|19 October 2016|
|17 June 2015|
|Candidate||1st round||2nd round||3rd round||4th round|
|9 June 2010|
- "CRole - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee". UK Parliament. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
- "Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee membership agreed". UK Parliament. Retrieved 18 September 2017.