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BBC Trust chair gives evidence on Charter and licence fee

9 October 2015

The House of Lords Communications Committee takes evidence from Rona Fairhead, Chair of the BBC Trust, in its inquiry into the future of the BBC and the licence fee.

The evidence sessions will take place on Tuesday 13 October in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster.

First panel

At 3.30pm:

  • Rona Fairhead CBE, Chair, BBC Trust
  • Mark Florman, Trust Member for England, BBC Trust
  • Alex Towers, Director, BBC Trust

The Committee will focus on the BBC Trust's role in holding the BBC to account against its stated public purposes, how well they feel the BBC is meeting these requirements and the recent licence fee settlement and their reaction to it.

Second panel

At 4.30pm:

  • Dinah Caine CBE, Chair Designate, Creative Skillset
  • Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists

The Committee will explore whether training and the development of creative talent should form part of the BBC's Public Purposes, whether the BBC crowds out other news providers and ask for the witnesses views on the likely impact on journalists of the recent BBC licence fee deal.

Further information

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