Consultation outcome

Balance of competences review: Culture, tourism and sport

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This report examines the balance of competences between the European Union and the United Kingdom in the area of Culture, Tourism and Sport and is led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It is a reflection and analysis of the evidence submitted by experts, non-governmental organisations, businesspeople, Members of Parliament and other interested parties, either in writing or orally, as well as a literature review of relevant material.

Where appropriate, the report sets out the current position agreed within the Coalition Government for handling this policy area in the EU. It does not predetermine or prejudge proposals that either Coalition party may make in the future for changes to the EU or about the appropriate balance of competences.

Feedback received

Detail of feedback received

We received a number of submissions to the balance of competences call for evidence. The submissions were received from a broad range of stakeholders and were either in writing or oral as well as a literature review of relevant material

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Call for evidence: Culture, tourism and sport.


Consultation description

The Government is carrying out a review of the balance of competences between the EU and the UK. This is an audit of what the EU does and how it affects the UK. You can read more about it here.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is leading the review on the EU’s competence in relation to culture, tourism and sport. Culture, tourism and sport are key drivers for social development and economic growth in the UK.

The review is your chance to inform the Government’s thinking on the EU issues that matter to you. As this is a UK wide review, we encourage contributions from across the UK, including Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the review is asked to send their written views by 7 August 2013 to or complete the online survey.

The Department is working on the report now and we will publish it here as soon as it is ready.