Live BBC Board Committee Select Committees


Live BBC Board Committee

Live coverage of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee evidence session with the government's preferred candidate for the chair of the BBC Board, Sir David Clementi.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to Live BBC Board Committee. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

By only criticism is, it would have been better to do it and then

:56:05.:56:10.

concluded what financial settlement was appropriate for the BBC. We

:56:11.:56:14.

actually did it the other way round. And it is hard to comment on it.

:56:15.:56:31.

One was the recent board Hoddle blunder and accepted what the

:56:32.:56:37.

Government wanted ultimately. The previous board threatened

:56:38.:56:38.

resignation and the Government backed off. So it's very important

:56:39.:56:47.

that we should know how tough a BBC Chair would be in dealing with the

:56:48.:56:51.

government, because it has financial indications. For example, I've been

:56:52.:56:56.

told that the BBC now plans, as a result of this financial settlement

:56:57.:57:01.

and the limitations of it, to scrap Radio 2 overnight broadcasting

:57:02.:57:03.

completely. Which of course is a very big deal. They're just going to

:57:04.:57:11.

run repeats. And that is because of these cuts. So it will have a real

:57:12.:57:15.

effect on programme making. Well, you want to know what my attitude

:57:16.:57:19.

will be. The next occasion this is going to arise is in 2022. The

:57:20.:57:23.

licence fee will come up for renewal. The charter requires a much

:57:24.:57:27.

better process, nevertheless in the end it will be for ministers to

:57:28.:57:31.

determine what it shall be. But we will have a debate, and I think this

:57:32.:57:35.

committee has a role to play in that, to make sure there is a proper

:57:36.:57:40.

debate. Nevertheless, I'm clear... That's where we have to leave our

:57:41.:57:43.

live coverage from the silly committee rooms. You can continue

:57:44.:57:46.

watching this session online on our website. -- from the select

:57:47.:57:49.

committee rooms.

:57:50.:57:52.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS