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Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 46836, tabled on 7 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent meetings (a) she and (b) her officials have had with (i) MG ALBA and (ii) the BBC to discuss BBC ALBA.

Answered on

17 October 2016

The Department has engaged in an active discussion with a number of stakeholders on MG ABLA throughout the Charter Review Process.

There is a new commitment for the BBC in the Framework agreement to continue their partnership with MG Alba for the next 11 years - something that has been enshrined in the Agreement for the first time. In addition, the BBC can be held to account for delivering on this commitment to the Scottish Parliament.