Channel 4 APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To provide a forum for discussion of Channel 4's content, strategy and contribution to public service broadcasting in the UK, as well as wider relevant regulatory issues.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Channel 4

1. Call for Evidence
17/09/2021 - Inquiry: The future of Channel 4 - Communications and Digital Committee
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Found: Panteg, is to hold an inquiry into the future of Channel 4. The Committee invites written contributions by

2. Cancer Research UK: Analysis of revenue for ITV1, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky One derived from HFSS TV advertising spots in September 2019 (2020)
24/06/2021 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: UK A nalysis of revenue for ITV1, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky One derived from HFSS TV advertising

3. Channel 4's role as a Public Service Broadcaster
08/06/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: still actively considering the privatisation of Channel Four Television Corporation, a publicly owned but

4. Annexes to MAIB investigation report 13-2021: Norma G
14/10/2021 - Marine Accident Investigation Branch
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Found: Commissioners channel entrance risk assessment, dated 06/01/2020 HAZID 009/10 TITLE CHANNEL ENTRANCE

5. The future of Channel 4
13/08/2021 - Select Committee Inquiry

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Since its launch in 1982, Channel 4 has been in public ownership. However, the Government

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Channel 4

1. Channel 4: Privatisation
21/07/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered privatisation of Channel 4.I am very relieved to serve under your - Speech Link

2. Channel 4: Funding and Governance
01/07/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Government will be consulting on the future of Channel 4, including its ownership model and remit. A fast-evolving - Speech Link
2: Does the Minister accept that for the sale of Channel 4 to bring in the amount of money that the Government - Speech Link
3: are trying to address that and make sure that Channel 4 has a secure, sustainable and thriving future - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
01/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Government are consulting this summer on the future of Channel 4, including its ownership model and remit, and - Speech Link
2: public service broadcaster responsibilities, Channel 4 does not have an in-house production function - Speech Link
3: very bad idea. Could that possibly be because “Channel 4 News” is doing a solid job, in particular, of - Speech Link

4. Channel 4 Relocation
10/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: relocation of Channel 4.It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Sir Graham. Channel 4 is undoubtedly - Speech Link

5. Channel 4: Future Ownership Consultation
06/07/2021 - Written Statements

1: launching a consultation on the future ownership of Channel Four Television Corporation.Since its creation - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Channel 4
1. Channel Tunnel
asked by: Baroness Randerson
17/09/2020
... what is the planned timetable for those negotiations.

2. Channel 4
asked by: Zarah Sultana
29/04/2021
... which commenced on 29 May 2020.

3. Channel Four
asked by: Helen Grant
13/09/2021
... if he will make and publish the results of an assessment of the potential effect that a change in Channel 4’s ownership model may have on the levelling up of the UK’s creative sector outside of London.

4. Channel Four
asked by: Helen Grant
13/09/2021
... (b) small and medium-sized production companies and (c) UK production companies based outside of London.

5. Channel Four
asked by: Helen Grant
13/09/2021
... what steps he is taking to ensure that a potential change to Channel 4’s publisher-broadcaster model will not negatively effect businesses and employment in the UK’s production sector.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Helen Grant Portrait
Helen Grant
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald
Joined: 28th September 2017
Andy Carter Portrait
Andy Carter
Vice Chair
Conservative - Warrington South
Joined: 16th December 2020
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 28th September 2017
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Portrait
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mrs Helen Grant MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7107.

Email: helen.grant.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Stephen Lynch, Channel 4, 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX . Tel: 0207 306 8402

Email: slynch@channel4.co.uk

Secretariat:

Channel 4 acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.channel4.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
3 Nov 2020
Source
Channel 4
Description
Secretariat   From : 03/11/2020 To : 02/11/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
6 Sep 2018
Source
Channel 4
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2018 To : 05/09/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
6 Sep 2017
Source
Channel 4
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2017 To : 05/09/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Channel 4
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Apr 2015
Source
Channel 4
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/04/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Channel 4 APPG

Former APPG Officers
Luciana Berger Portrait
Luciana Berger
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Liverpool, Wavertree
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Nadhim Zahawi Portrait
Nadhim Zahawi
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Stratford-on-Avon
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 26th April 2018
No other APPG Memberships
George Kerevan Portrait
George Kerevan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for East Lothian
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Lipsey Portrait
Lord Lipsey
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Betting and Gaming , Greyhound
Natalie McGarry Portrait
Natalie McGarry
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Glasgow East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships