COMMONS

FCO Performance and Finances: evidence session announced

11 November 2011

The Committee will hold the second of its two evidence sessions in its inquiry into FCO Performance and Finances. The session will focus on the performance and finances of the FCO’s two "associated" bodies – the BBC World Service and the British Council

The Committee will also question Lord Patten, Chairman, BBC Trust on his views on the future and governance of the World Service, especially once funding responsibility for the World Service is transferred from the FCO to the BBC in April 2014.

Witnesses:

Tuesday 22 November 2011, Committee Room 21, Palace of Westminster

At 10.10 am: The BBC World Service

  • Lord Patten of Barnes, Chairman, BBC Trust

At approx. 10.40 am:

  • Peter Horrocks, Director, Richard Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, and Jim Egan, Controller, Strategy & Distribution, BBC Global News

At approx. 11.20 am: The British Council

  • Sir Vernon Ellis, Chair, and Martin Davidson, CMG, Chief Executive, British Council

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