Harriet Harman

Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election and I am no longer an MP

Department for Culture, Media and Sport Questions in Parliament

In the week that we've seen British success at the Oscars, London Fashion Week and the Brits, no-one should be in any doubt about the importance of our film, our music and all our creative industries.

The basis of future jobs and investment in those creative industries depends on the protection of Intellectual Property.

Will he undertake to ensure that in the consideration of a European Digital Single Market:

  • He will be absolutely vigilant to protect our creative industries including SME's;
  • That he rethinks the paper that the Prime Minister has sent to Juncker which would allow for changes which would pose a real threat to many independent projects;
  • And will he insist there is time for proper consultation before its implementation. 

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