PN270605BBC

MONDAY 27 JUNE 2005

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

BBC CHARTER INQUIRY -  JOURNALISTS, MPs AND COMMERCIAL RADIO PANEL 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 28 June (Committee Room 3)

3.30pm

Mrs Theresa May MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

4.15pm

Mr Don Foster MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Wednesday 29 June (Committee Room 3)

10.45am

Journalists panel to include

  • Mr John Humphrys

  • Mr Kevin Marsh

  • Mr Nick Robinson

  • Mr Adam Boulton

11.45am

Commercial Radio Companies Association panel to include

  • Mr David Elstein, Chairman

  • Mr Paul Brown, Chief Executive

  • Mr Phil Riley, Chrysalis Radio

  • Mr Kevin Stewart, Tindle Radio

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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