Press proposals for a Royal Charter to establish a new system of self-regulation have been rejected, the Culture Secretary has announced.
Maria Miller has said that theatre groups and other creative organisations need to work towards making money.
David Cameron gives his backing to Culture Secretary Maria Miller after a Parliamentary watchdog launches an investigation of her expenses.
The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales can take place from March 29, 2014, equalities minister Maria Miller has announced.
More must be done to strengthen the role of auditors holding the BBC to account after what has been an "annus horribilis" for the corporation, Culture Secretary Maria Miller has said.
She said she wanted a system where the National Audit Office was allowed access to the BBC "without hindrance or delay".
Auditors from the public spending watchdog have had greater freedom to deal with the BBC in recent years, but still have to agree subjects in advance and do not have the flexibility to react to events quickly.
Speaking at the Royal Television Society convention in Cambridge, Ms Miller said the appearance of seven past and present BBC executives before MPs on Monday was "a grim day for its senior management".
Equalities minister Maria Miller said she was looking forward to the first same-sex wedding by next summer after the Bill received royal assent.
Mrs Miller said in a statement: "Marriage is the bedrock of our society and now irrespective of sexuality everyone in British society can make that commitment.
"Making marriage available to all couples demonstrates our society's respect for all individuals regardless of their sexuality.
"This is a historic moment that will resonate in many people's lives. I am proud that we have made it happen, and I look forward to the first same-sex wedding by next summer."
The Culture Secretary Maria Miller has said internet companies have agreed a "fundamental change in the approach of the industry to removing child abuse images that are too readily available online."
She told ITV News that the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) would be "actively seeking out those abhorrent images" rather than waiting for such sites to be reported.
Ms Miller said Cabinet members "all take this very seriously and we are working together across departments."
London is ready to host a safe marathon in the wake of bombings at the Boston event, Culture Secretary Maria Miller told MPs.
Ms Miller said the 2012 Olympics and years of experience demonstrated that the Metropolitan Police and other security services have an excellent record at ensuring sporting events on the streets of the capital are safe.
The Culture Secretary said, "You will know from London 2012 last year, this country has a great deal of experience of ensuring our sporting events go well and that security is at the heart of the planning process".
"The London Marathon is no different", she continued. "The Minister for Sport [Hugh Robertson] met with the mayor yesterday again to go through the plans to make sure ... that we have the right security procedures in place".
During a brief formal statement, she said, "I'm delighted this weekend's runners here in London, a number of whom are MPs... will be asked to wear a black ribbon as a sign of respect and solidarity. A period of silence will be observed before the race begins".
I am pleased that the BBC Trust have acted quickly to publish Nick Pollard's review.
The report raises serious questions around editorial and management issues at the BBC and I look to the Trust to help tackle these.
I also remind the Trust how vital it is to publish all relevant evidence, as soon as possible, in order to re-build public trust and confidence in the BBC.
It remains critical that we do not lose sight of the most important issue in this - the many victims of sexual abuse by Savile.
– Culture Secretary Maria Miller
I urge the BBC to now focus on the review into those abuses, and ensure it is swift and transparent.
I will remain in close touch with the Trust as they oversee this work.
The Culture Secretary receives the backing of the Prime Minister but faces a potentially lengthy investigation into her expenses, reports ITV News' Political Correspondent Alex Forrest: