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Implications of the BBC World Service Cuts

The Foreign Affairs Committee has concluded its inquiry into Implications of the BBC World Service Cuts, the Committee's Report and the Government and BBC Responses have been published.

Report

The Committee’s Report on The Implications of Cuts to the BBC World Service was published on Wednesday 13 April as the Sixth Report of Session 2010-11, HC 849.

Additional written evidence has also been published.

Government and BBC responses

The Committee has published the Government's response to its Report, together with a response from the BBC and a letter to the Committee from the Secretary of State for International Development, as an annex to the Committee's Second Special Report of Session 2010-12 (HC 1058). 

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.