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BBC: Disclosure of Information

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 17696, tabled on 17 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will have discussions with the BBC Director General to ascertain whether licence fee proceeds have been used in non disclosure agreements between the BBC and former BBC employees.

Answered on

22 June 2021

The BBC is operationally and editorially independent from the government and the government cannot intervene in the BBC’s day-to-day operations.

The BBC Board is ultimately responsible for appropriate use of licence fee payers' money.

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