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Director General faces questions on TV licences for over-75s

17 July 2019

The BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall will give evidence alongside Chairman Sir David Clementi about the corporation’s decision to remove free TV licences from all but the poorest of those aged 75 and over.

Purpose of the session

As part of the Committee’s scrutiny of the BBC Annual Report, MPs are also expected to consider audience figures and performance across TV and radio networks, the BBC’s commercial operations, as well as progress on gender and equal pay. Questions will also focus on the duty of care to participants for the on-going inquiry into Reality TV with Editorial Policy and Standards Director David Jordan among those giving evidence. Supporting documents provided by the BBC will be published on the website at the beginning of the evidence session, as well as written evidence submitted to the DCMS Committee relating mainly to the TV licence change.

Witnesses

Wednesday 17 July 2019, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm:

  • Lord Tony Hall, Director General, BBC 
  • Sir David Clementi, Chairman, BBC 
  • Clare Sumner, Director, Policy, BBC 
  • Glyn Isherwood, Chief Financial Officer, BBC

At 3.30pm:

  • Lord Tony Hall, Director-General, BBC
  • David Jordan, Director, Editorial Policy and Standards, BBC
  • Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two

Further information

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