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Television: Michael Grade

Volume 688: debated on Wednesday 17 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there is a conflict of interest between Mr Michael Grade's continuing duties as former chairman of the BBC and his new duties as chairman of ITV, notably in relation to the negotiation of the BBC's licence fee. [HL555]

Mr Grade resigned as chairman of the BBC with immediate effect. Since then he has not played, and will not play, any further role in relation to the licence fee settlement. Whether his new role at ITV gives rise to concern about compliance with residual duties he may owe to the BBC, and if so how it should be addressed, is a matter for the BBC.