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Broadcasting: Northern Ireland

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 203432, tabled on 1 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the BBC Trust on increasing coverage of life in Northern Ireland across the BBC national television and radio network.

Answered on

8 July 2014

No such discussions have recently taken place. Under the terms of the BBC's Charter and Agreement, the BBC is operationally and editorially independent of Government and there is no provision for the Government to intervene in the Corporation's day-to-day operations, including programme content.