Margaret Ferrier – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Margaret Ferrier on 2016-05-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will hold an inquiry into regulation of non-print media.

Mr Edward Vaizey

Ofcom is the independent body that regulates TV, radio and video on demand services. The Broadcasting Code contains rules those TV and radio broadcasters must follow. There are separate rules for video on demand services which include TV catch up, online film services and libraries of archive content. Government considers this regulatory system is working well and has no plans to hold an inquiry.