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BBC Charter

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her oral statement of 10 July 2006, Official Report, column 1156, on the BBC Charter, what additional areas of the BBC’s financial responsibilities she is considering adding to the scrutiny remit of the National Audit Office; and if she will make a statement. (87657)

We are not considering adding any areas of the BBC’s financial responsibility to the scrutiny remit of the National Audit Office (NAO). As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State recently announced, we are currently exploring with the NAO how we might best establish an efficiency benchmark against which future performance might be judged.