Select Committee on Foreign Affairs Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Memorandum submitted by BBC World Service

  Thank you for your letter regarding the Foreign Affairs Committee's inquiry into the FCO's Annual Report 2001. In January 2001 the World Service submitted a summary of its 3-Year Plan 2001—2004 to the FAC in advance of its hearing on the consequences of the Spending Review 2000. This submission is still relevant for the Committee's inquiry on the FCO's Annual Report. [1]

  However, I would like to draw your attention to our recently published record audience figure for the year 2000: the World Service met its target of 153 million weekly listeners and increased its online traffic to 35 million monthly page impressions, exceeding its target of 30 million

18 April 2001

1   Minutes of Evidence, Session 2000-2001, HC210-i. Back

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