Lords discusses role of the BBC
6 March 2020
On Thursday 5 March, members debated the role of the BBC and public service broadcasting to the UK's economy and creative culture. Speakers included a former BBC Director-General and broadcasters.
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This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Young of Norwood Green (Labour), former General Secretary of the National Communications Union.
Members taking part included:
- Baroness Bakewell (Labour), journalist and broadcaster
- Lord Birt (Crossbench), former BBC Director-General
- Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat), former MP
- Lord Tugendhat (Conservative), former Financial Times journalist
Baroness Barran (Conservative), Parliamentary Under Secretary in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responded on behalf of the government.
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