Culture, media and sport

Traditional Black Country dish beats censorship after Facebook tried to censor online discussion of faggots and peas.

Dudley South’s recently re-elected MP, Mike Wood, has announced the winner of his Christmas card competition as Zac Grosvenor (Year 6) of St Mary’s

Dudley South’s MP - Mike Wood - has kept his promise to a young photography enthusiast and arranged for his stunning artwork to be displayed at the

The British Glass Foundation are very pleased to announce that their bid to the Heritage Fund (formerly HLF), spearheaded with support from local M

Mike Wood: The Midlands has economic, cultural and historical ties with countries in every part of the world, but few are stronger than those with India. Will my right hon. Friend update the House on developments for a Midlands engine partnership with business in India?


James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Mike Wood: Does my hon. Friend feel that, on the occasions when there is an opportunity to ask difficult questions of the Prime Minister, she is generally more discomfited by questions from the Leader of the Opposition or from himself?


Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough

That is a very good intervention, but time does not allow me to respond to it. [Laughter.]

Mike Wood, the Member of Parliament for Dudley South, has founded the new

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Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

I am happy to be interrupted by my hon. Friend if he has something equally as insightful to say, which I am sure he does.


Mike Wood: As well as the world’s best beer, one of the things that brings people into our pubs is live music. What assessment has the Minister made of the importance of the music industry’s contribution to our economic and cultural health?


Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Mike Wood: What steps he is taking to ensure that public broadcasters reflect and provide for the whole of the UK.


Jeremy Wright The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Mike Wood: What discussions has the Minister had with ministerial colleagues at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport about bids to address period poverty through the tampon tax fund?


Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Mike Wood: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that the legal framework that we rightly expect to apply to our law enforcement offers and agencies does not necessarily apply directly to our intelligence and security services? That, however, would be the effect of the amendment.


Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

Mike Wood: Is my hon. Friend as concerned as I am that The Times journalist who uncovered the Rotherham child abuse scandal said that it would have been inconceivable—that is the word he used—for the newspaper to have run that story on its front page had section 40 been in place? How would that have damaged the investigation?


Matt Warman Conservative, Boston and Skegness

Darren Jones Labour, Bristol North West

Thank you, Mr Hanson. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship on my first Bill Committee.

Mike Wood: Will my right hon. Friend support any of the home nations who choose to display a poppy next week to remember all those from every part of the world who sacrificed so much? Will she also pass on to FIFA the anger that there is in this House and among our constituents?


Karen Bradley The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Mike Wood: Commonwealth Games athletes from all the nations of the United Kingdom train at the Judo Centre of Excellence in the Black Country. Does my hon. Friend agree that a Commonwealth Games in Wales would benefit the whole United Kingdom?


Craig Williams Conservative, Cardiff North

Mike Wood: The success in attracting the “Star Wars” trilogy to the UK underlines the terrific talent available in our creative industries as well as the incredible variety of filming locations. What assessment has my right hon. Friend made of the impact of tax credits on the film and other creative industries?


John Whittingdale The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport