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BBC: Location

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what information his Department holds on the cost of relocation of BBC staff to Media City, Salford; what discussions he has had on the subject with (a) the Director General of the BBC and (b) the BBC Trust; and if he will make a statement. (254032)

The cost to the licence fee payer of relocating BBC staff to Media City in Salford was estimated by the BBC at the time of the licence fee settlement announcement at £200 million over the current licence fee period, which is from April 2007 to March 2013.

The BBC director general and the chair of the BBC Trust update me regularly on BBC-related matters, including the relocation to Media City.