PN040705BBC

MONDAY 4 JULY 2005

BBC CHARTER INQUIRY - GOVERNANCE EXPERTS,  ITN AND BBC TO GIVE EVIDENCE

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Review of the BBC Charter, chaired by Lord Fowler, will be holding two evidence sessions this week.

Public hearings

Tuesday 5 July (Committee Room 3)

3.30pm

Governance panel to include

 

  • Sir Derek Higgs

  • Sir Robert Phillis

  • Dr Dieter Helm

4.30pm

Sir John Bourn, Comptroller and Auditor General

Wednesday 6 July (Committee Room 3)

10.45am

ITN panel to include

 

  • Mr Mark Wood, Chief Executive

  • Ms Victoria Jerome, Director, Corporate Development

11.30am

BBC global broadcasting panel to include

 

  • Richard Sambrook, Director, Global News Division

  • Nigel Chapman, Director, BBC World Service

  • Anne Barnard, Chief Operating Officer, BBC World

12.15pm

BBC commercial panel to include

 

  • Anthony Salz, BBC Governor

  • John Smith, CEO, BBC Worldwide

  • Nicholas Eldred, General Counsel

NOTES FOR EDITORS

1. The Department for Culture Media and Sport's Green Paper " Review of the BBC's Royal Charter: A strong BBC, independent of Government" sets out their proposals for the BBC's future www.bbccharterreview.org.uk/pdf_documents/bbc_cr_greenpaper.pdf

2. Link to the press release announcing the formation of the Committee

http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/lords_press_notices/pn090305bbc.cfm

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