Formal Minutes |
Wednesday 26 March 2014
Sir Richard Ottaway, in the Chair
|Mr John Baron
Sir John Stanley
Draft Report (The future of the BBC World Service
), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.
Ordered, That the draft
Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.
Paragraphs 1 to 6 read and agreed to.
Paragraph 7 read, amended and agreed to.
Paragraphs 8 to 21 read and agreed to.
Paragraph(Sir John Stanley)brought
up and read, as follows:
"We conclude that the BBC World Service has
an indispensable role to play in reporting objectively and projecting
human rights worldwide. We further conclude that the funding of
the BBC World Service is best safeguarded by having Government
Ministers directly accountable to Parliament for the funding of
the World Service which is achieved through the mechanism of Government
grant-in-aid. We therefore recommend that the FCO reverts to funding
the BBC World Service by means of grant-in-aid."
Question put, That the paragraph be read a second
The Committee divided:
Ayes, 2 Noes, 2
Ann Clwyd Mr John Baron
Sir John Stanley Mike Gapes
Whereupon the Chair declared himself with the Noes.
Question accordingly negatived.
Resolved, That the Report,
as amended, be the Ninth Report of the Committee to the House.
Ordered, That the Chair
make the Report to the House.
Ordered, That embargoed
copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the
provisions of Standing Order No. 134.
[Adjourned till Tuesday 1 April at 1.45 pm.