PN090605BBCCharter

THURSDAY 9 JUNE 2005

ATTENTION: FORWARD PLANNING/NEWS EDITORS/ MEDIA/POLITICAL CORRESPONDENTS

BBC CHARTER INQUIRY - VISIT TO BRISTOL AND CARDIFF

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Review of the BBC Charter, chaired by Lord Fowler, will be visiting Bristol and Cardiff on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June.

As part of this visit the Committee will be holding three evidence sessions which will concentrate on broadcasting in the Nations and Regions.

Public hearings

In Bristol on Monday 13 June

(Committee Room, SON&R* Centre, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR)

5.15pm

Andrew Wilson (Head of Regional & Local Programmes, BBC West)

Pat Loughrey (Director of BBC Nations and Regions)

In Cardiff on Tuesday 14 June

(Committee Room 304, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA)

10.00am

Elan Closs-Stephens (Chairman) & Huw Jones (Chief Executive), S4C

Pat Loughrey (Director of BBC Nations and Regions) & Menna Richards (Controller of BBC Wales)


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

3. *The Sharing Opportunities Across the Nations and Regions Centre, BBC Bristol.

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