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BBC: Standards

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the implementation by the BBC Trust of the six purpose remits established in the 2006 Agreement between the Secretary of State and the British Broadcasting Corporation; (204075)

(2) what assessment he has made of the implementation by the BBC Trust of the purpose remit relating to citizenship and civil society established in the 2006 Agreement between the Secretary of State and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Under the terms of the BBC Charter and Agreement, the BBC Trust is responsible for reviewing purpose remits.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the guidelines designed to secure appropriate standards in the content of the UK public services are, as required under the 2006 Agreement between the Secretary of State and the British Broadcasting Corporation. (204077)

Under the terms of the Charter and Agreement, it is the responsibility of the BBC Trust to approve guidelines designed to secure appropriate standards in the content of the BBC’s services.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what agreements between the BBC and Ofcom under clause 92 of the 2006 Agreement between the Secretary of State and the British Broadcasting Corporation are in force. (204078)

Under the terms of the BBC Charter and Agreement, agreements between the BBC and Ofcom are the responsibility of those two parties.