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Governance and regulation of the BBC

An invitation for written submissions to this inquiry was published on 10 March 2011. The deadline for submissions was 6 April 2011.

In 2005, the Select Committee on the BBC Charter Review, a precursor to the Communications Committee, published three reports of its findings on the renewal of the Royal Charter.

It has now been five years since the last review and the establishment of the BBC Trust. Given the forthcoming change in the Chairmanship of the BBC Trust and Lord Patten’s stated plan to review the relationship between the Trust and the Executive and the Trust and Ofcom in the near future this inquiry will consider the role of the BBC Trust.

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Lord Inglewood, Chairman of the Communications Committee, talks about their inquiry Governance and Regulation of the BBC.

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