Archive for Creative Industries

Sunday, February 18th, 2018 @ 6:44PM

Lord C-J helps launch the 2017 Live Music Census Report

I recently helped to launch the excellent Report on the 2017 Live Music Census carried out by Emma Webster  Mat Brennan, Adam Behr, Martin Cloonan and Jake Ansell at the Musicians union HQ in Clapham Road I was asked to give an overview of Parliamentary progress in supporting grassroots music venues.This…

Monday, January 29th, 2018 @ 7:40PM

Stay in the Single Market and Keep the Country of Origin Principle says Lord C-J

I asked the Government this week what assessment they have made of the ability of United Kingdom audiovisual services to take advantage of the European Union country of origin rules after Brexit. This is the exchange with Lord Ashton of Hyde the Minister at the  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and…

Monday, January 29th, 2018 @ 7:27PM

Lord C-J Calls for Action on Museum Finance

In a speech in the House of Lords recently I highlighted the problems faced by museums and galleries and the need to go further than the recommendations made by Neil Mendoza in his report last December  My Lords, we have heard an impressive range of speeches in this debate which…

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 @ 5:11PM

Brexit: Why Freedom of Movement Restrictions Will Impact on the Creative Industries

Here is a piece I wrote for the House Magazine recently. Freedom of Movement and the Creative industries  Our creative industries are of ever growing importance to the UK economy quite apart from their cultural value. Worth £87bn to the UK economy, they are growing three times as fast as…

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 @ 11:36AM

Libs Dem Demand Top Table for Creative Industries

The Lib Dem DCMS Team recently led a debate on the impact of Brexit on the Creative Industries  Here is how I introduced it : Last July, when I took part in the two-day debate on the outcome of the European Union referendum, I talked about the implications of Brexit…

Sunday, November 6th, 2016 @ 7:28PM

Peers criticize Ebacc

In a debate initiated by Lib Dem President Baroness Sal Brinton Peers, including myself decried the drop in creative subjects taken at GCSE as a result of the the the Government’s EBacc measures which focus on STEM not STEAM i.e. the arts are excluded with all the consequent impact on…

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