DCMS Select Committee

Steve Brine serves on the powerful Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in the 2019-2024 Parliament.

It's job is to scrutinise the work of the Department and its Ministers led by Nadine Dorries MP as well as hold inquiries into current subjects in the area.

So far this Parliament the Committee, Chaired by Solihull MP Julian Knight, has looked into:

  • The economics of music streaming
  • The future of public service broadcasting
  • Racism in cricket
  • The national lottery
  • Promoting Britain abroad; and
  • Concussion in sport

Pictured; Steve asking the questions during a session of the DCMS Committee.

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DCMS Select Committee


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Committee work in the House

Steve Brine is a hard-working Member of Parliament in Westminster.  Following the 2015 General Election, he served as a member of the Government - as a PPS (Parliamentary Private Secretary) to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a Government Whip and, from 2017-2019, a Health Minister.


Alresford broadband issue raised live on TV by MP

Winchester and Chandler’s Ford MP, Steve Brine, has brought the Alresford’s broadband issues to the attention of the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport during a select committee session.

Report on the future of UK music festivals

Parliament's DCMS Select Committee has published a report into the future of UK music festivals which finds the sector faces another ‘lost summer’ directly as a result of the Government’s refusal to back insurance for events at risk of cancellation due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Debate on Government-backed insurance for live events

Steve Brine, along with cross-party colleagues Jamie Stone and Kevin Brennan, spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on the urgent need for a Government-backed insurance scheme for the live music industry.


DCMS Committee session on concussion in sport

Winchester’s MP, Steve Brine, participated in a DCMS Select Committee session exploring the scientific evidence on head trauma in sport and links with neurodegenerative disease like dementia.

Steve Brine MP - chairs event with local sports clubs

Steve Brine MP chaired a special roundtable with a group of local sports clubs as part of a select committee inquiry.

The session will help inform the DCMS Select Committee’s ‘Sport in our Communities’ inquiry. Mr Brine is a member of the committee.

Radiohead and Elbow members give evidence on streaming

The first session of the Economics of music streaming inquiry heard from Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brein and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, alongside soloist Nadine Shah, on how the rise of music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music has affected them as artists and songwriters.

Steve Brine quizzes new BBC boss

Winchester MP Steve Brine quizzed the new Director General of the BBC today. 

Mr Brine is part of the influential DCMS committee, and new BBC boss Tim Davie was giving evidence to the committee.

Culture Committee questions Secretary of State

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine took part in a special session of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee today as they heard from the new Secretary of State Oliver Dowden MP.