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Afghanistan: BBC World Service

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6166, tabled on 10 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with BBC World about the employment of staff evacuated from Afghanistan from Persian, Afghan, Uzbek, Media Action, and BBC Monitoring services; and what steps they will take to encourage BBC World to retain the services of those staff.

Answered on

24 February 2022

The BBC is operationally and editorially independent from the Government, and the Government has no role in matters relating to the employment of staff at the BBC.