Foreign Affairs Committee - Minutes of Evidence [Back to Report]
The Implications of Cuts to the BBC World Service

Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 4 April 2011.

Oral Evidence

Taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee

on Wednesday 9 March 2011

Members present:
Richard Ottaway (Chair) Andrew Rosindell
Mr Bob AinsworthMr Frank Roy
Mr John BaronSir John Stanley
Sir Menzies CampbellRory Stewart
Mike GapesMr Dave Watts



Examination of Witnesses

Witnesses: Luke Crawley, Assistant General Secretary, BECTU, and Jeremy Dear, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists (NUJ), gave evidence.

Question Numbers


Witnesses: Peter Horrocks, Director, BBC World Service, Jim Egan, Controller, Strategy and Distribution, BBC Global News, and Richard Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, BBC Global News, gave evidence.

Question Numbers


Witness: Mark Thompson, Director-General, BBC, gave evidence.

Question Numbers


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