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BBC: Public Service Broadcasting

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had on the BBC’s compliance with its public service broadcasting obligations in the last seven days. (233889)

On 29 October, Sir Michael Lyons telephoned to brief me on the BBC Trust’s response to the editorial breaches in the “Russell Brand Show”. On 5 November, I had a scheduled meeting with Mark Thompson, in which we discussed the same issue.