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Broadcasting

Report of the Imperial Wireless Committee 1919-20 (Cmnd 777) Norman Committee, May 1920.
Report of the Broadcasting Committee (Cmnd 1951)  Sykes Committee, 1923.
Report of the Committee on Broadcasting 1925
(Cmnd 2599) Crawford Committee, 3 March 1926.
Report of the Television Committee 1934-5
(Cmnd 4793) Selsdon Committee, January 1935.
Report of the Broadcasting Committee 1935 (Cmnd 5091) Ullswater Committee, February 1936.
Report of the Television Committee 1943 Hankey Committee, March 1945.
Broadcasting Policy (Cmnd 6852) White Paper, 2 July 1946.
Report of the Broadcasting Committee 1949 (Cmnd 8116, Cmnd 8117) Beveridge Report, 18 January 1951.
Memorandum on the Report of the Broadcasting Committee 1949 (Cmnd 8291)White Paper, 10 July 1951.
Memorandum on the Report of the Broadcasting Committee 1949 (Cmnd 8550) White Paper, 15 May 1952.
Broadcasting Policy (Cmnd 9005) White Paper, 13 November 1953.
Report of the Committee on Broadcasting (Cmnd 1753) Pilkington Committee, June 1962.
Report of the Committee on the Future of Broadcasting (Cmnd 6753) Annan Committee, 23 March 1977.
Direct Broadcasting by Satellite Home Office, May 1981.
Cable Systems Information Technology Advisory Panel (ITAP), February 1982.
Report of the Inquiry into Cable Expansion and Broadcasting Policy Hunt Committee, October 1982.
Direct Broadcasting by Satellite: Report of the Advisory Panel on Technical Transmission Standards Part Committee, November 1982.
The Development of Cable Systems and Services (Cmnd 8866) White Paper, April 1983.
Report of the Committee on Financing the BBC (Cmnd 9824) Peacock Committee, July 1986.
Third Report of the Home Affairs Committee's inquiry into the Future of Broadcasting HC 262. June 1988.
Broadcasting in the 1990s: Competition Choice and Quality (Cmnd 517) White Paper, November 1988.

 

Films and cinema

Causes and Prevention of Blindness: Interim Report May 1921.
Report of a Committee appointed by the Board of Trade to consider the position of British films (Cmnd 5320) Moyne Committee, November 1936.
Proposals for Legislation on Cinematograph Films (Cmnd 5529) White Paper, 1937.
Position of slow-burning films under the Cinematograph Act, 1909 Home Office, Stonehaven Committee, April 1939.
Tendencies to Monopoly in the Cinematograph Film Industry Cinematograph Films Council/ Board of Trade. Palache Committee, July 1944.
Recommendations of the Cinematograph Films Council for New Legislation on Cinematograph Films Published 1947.
Report of the Committee on the British Film Institute (Cmnd 7361) Radcliffe Committee, March 1948.
Report of the Film Studio Committee Published October 1948.
Distribution and Exhibition of Cinematograph Films (Cmnd 7839)Plant Committee, November1949.
Report of the Departmental Committee on Children and the Cinema 1948 (Cmnd 7945) Wheare Committee, 1950.
Distribution and exhibition of cinematograph films Board of Trade, Drogheda Report, May 1950
Memorandum of agreement between His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the motion picture industry of the United States of America (Cmnd 8113) Agreed 1 October 1950.
Structure and Trading Practices of the Film Industry: Recommendations of the Cinematograph Films Council (Cmnd 2324) Published 1964.
Report on the Supply of Films for Exhibition in Cinemas HC 206. Monopolies Commission, October 1966.
Review of Films Legislation (Cmnd 3584) Cinematograph Films Council, 1968.
The Future of the British Film Industry (Cmnd 6372) Terry Committee, 1976.
Proposals for the Setting up of a British Film Authority (Cmnd 7071) Interim Action Committee, 1978.
The Financing of the British Film Industry (Cmnd 7597) Interim Action Committee, 1979.
Film industry: statistics, technological developments and cable television (Cmnd 7855) Interim Action Committee, 1980.
Film and television co-operation (Cmnd 8227) Interim Action Committee, January 1981.
Distribution of films for exhibition in cinemas and by other means (Cmnd 8530) Interim Action Committee, January 1981.
Films. A Report on the Supply of Films for Exhibition in Cinemas Monopolies and Mergers Commission, May 1983.
Film Policy (Cmnd 9319) White Paper, 19 July 1984.
A Bigger Picture. The Report of the Film Policy Review Group Department for Culture Media and Sport, March 1998.
Culture, Media and Sport—Sixth Report House of Commons, 9 September 2003.

 

Other

A National Lottery: Raising money for good causes Home Office, 6 March 1992.
The People's Lottery Department of Culture, Media and Sport, 21 July 1997.

 

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