Children's Media and the Arts APPG

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

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To raise awareness of the issues around children's media and arts within a wide cultural, social and educational context, and support the provision of both as specified in Articles 17 and 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Recent Documents related to Children's Media and the Arts

1. Industry placements: capacity and delivery fund (CDF) for providers delivering in 2020 to 2021 academic year
17/07/2020 - Education and Skills Funding Agency
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Found: in Performing Arts (QCF) 50069196 BTEC Subs idiary Diploma in Performing Arts (QCF) 50069202

2. Appointment of a Lay Commissioner to the Judicial Appointments Commission
23/07/2019 - Judicial Appointments Commission
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Found: non-executive roles, mainly in the arts, including Deputy Secretary-General of Arts Council England, Trustee of

3. Pact - written evidence
30/01/2019 - Inquiry: Immersive and addictive technologies - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Pact   Submission to House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Inquiry on Growth of ‘Immersive

4. Fund local arts places for children
19/08/2020 - Petitions

Found: should set up a scheme to help fund children's places at local arts schools, collages, private dance and

5. Children's Media and the Arts
30/07/2015 - APPGs

Found: raise awareness of the issues around children's media and arts within a wide cultural, social and educational

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Children's Media and the Arts

1. Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Support Measures
08/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Documents: e-petition 320711, Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst covid-19 - Speech Link
2: spending of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on support measures for DCMS sectors during - Speech Link
3: spending of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on support measures for DCMS sectors during - Speech Link

2. Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
10/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: documents: Third Report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS - Speech Link
2: incredibly welcome, with its £1.57 billion for the arts, but that money was less than half what the sector - Speech Link
3: on Touring” campaign’s website today. On social media today I saw the case of someone called Ed Lyon, - Speech Link

3. Fiscal Support for Events Industry: Covid-19
13/10/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: programme of cultural activities: music, theatre, arts and outdoor festivals, as well as conferences, ceremonies - Speech Link
2: council area of Ards and North Down, culture and the arts are vital. It is a core issue for the council, to - Speech Link
3: actually value the arts, but they must surely respect the billions of pounds the arts bring into the coffers - Speech Link

4. Covid-19: Cultural and Entertainment Sectors
02/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: control.However, I know that for so many in the arts and entertainment sector, this proposal represents - Speech Link
2: the most recent Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport annual report, the Secretary of State - Speech Link
3: Chair of the Select Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, I have seen the damage that has been - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
09/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Saturday how important tourism is. In particular, the arts are very important. The Barn theatre in Cirencester - Speech Link
2: coronavirus crisis. Indeed, I thank tourism, leisure and arts businesses across the country, and it was a pleasure - Speech Link
3: Secretary of State, particularly in support of the arts, culture and heritage. In Truro and Falmouth, we - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Children's Media and the Arts
1. Arts
asked by: Patrick Grady
05/11/2020
...What assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the (a) live music industry and (b) arts and culture sector of ending the transition period without a deal with the EU.

2. Arts
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
29/01/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish in full the details of the reported offer made by the EU that would have allowed the UK's creative artists freedom of movement throughout the EU for up to 90 days; and their reasons for rejecting the EU's offer.

3. Arts
asked by: Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
05/07/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage growth in the creative industries.

4. Arts
asked by: Catherine West
29/06/2021
... what steps the Government is taking to encourage growth in the creative industries.

5. Arts
asked by: Baroness Quin
19/03/2020
... and (3) since 31 January 2020.

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4 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Benjamin Portrait
Baroness Benjamin
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall Portrait
Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Classical Music , Performers' Alliance
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Julie Elliott MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7165.

Email: julie.elliott.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jayne Kirkham, The Children’s Media Foundation, PO Box 56614, London W13 0XS. Tel: 07711 568 661

Email: jaynekirkham@thechildrensmediafoundation.org

No benefits in kind are on record for the Children's Media and the Arts APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Children's Media and the Arts APPG

Former APPG Officers
Conor Burns Portrait
Conor Burns
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bournemouth West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
John Nicolson Portrait
John Nicolson
Officer
Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Tom Watson Portrait
Tom Watson
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for West Bromwich East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 13th November 2015
No other APPG Memberships