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Recent Documents related to BBC

1. Summary - BBC Studios
09/01/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General BBC BBC Studios HC 18 SESSION 2019-20 9 JANUARY 2020

2. Report - BBC Studios
09/01/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General BBC BBC Studios HC 18 SESSION 2019-20 9 JANUARY 2020

3. Departmental Overview 2019-20: The BBC Group
20/10/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: October 2020 This overview summarises the work˜of the BBC Group including what it does, how much it costs

4. Departmental Overview 2020-21: The BBC Group
20/10/2021 - National Audit Office

Found: Overview 2020-21 The BBC GroupOctober 2021 This overview summarises the work˜of the BBC Group including

5. Report - The BBC's strategic financial management
20/01/2021 - National Audit Office

Found: Comptroller and Auditor General The BBC™s strategic ˜nancial management BBC The National Audit Of˜ce (NAO)

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Recent Speeches related to BBC

1. BBC: Dyson Report
24/05/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: greater source of shame. The new leadership at the BBC deserve credit for setting up an independent inquiry - Speech Link
2: with more than a whiff of criminality about it. The BBC then covered this up, blackballing whistleblowers - Speech Link

2. BBC
21/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: and demonstrating that persistence pays off.The BBC has for decades played a vital role in this country’s - Speech Link

3. BBC Funding
17/01/2022 - Commons Chamber

1: November 2020, and both I and my predecessor met the BBC on several occasions during this period to discuss - Speech Link

4. BBC: Government Support
02/12/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: a subject.I work for BBC Radio 4 and Sky Arts as a freelancer. I joined the BBC in 1961 as a trainee - Speech Link

5. BBC Regional Politics Coverage
22/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: and a half hours. I called for the debate because BBC regional programmes could well be under threat. MPs - Speech Link
2: essential to addressing regional issues? While the BBC must cut its cloth to suit, perhaps it should look - Speech Link
3: about, but when we visit our regional centres, be it BBC Gloucestershire or the BBC’s headquarters in Bristol - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to BBC
1. BBC
asked by: Julian Lewis
... if he will make an assessment of the contribution to public service broadcasting made by the BBC’s Regional Political Unit in (a) scrutinising parliamentary (i) debates and (ii) committees and (b) providing regionally-tailored input to (A) 13 television regions and (B) 39 local radio stations in England; and if he will make representations to the BBC that the proposal to reduce the size of that seven person Unit by more than half of its personnel should not proceed.

2. BBC
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
... what discussions he has had with representatives of the BBC on ensuring that licence fee payers receive value for money during the covid-19 outbreak with new content being broadcast.

3. BBC
asked by: Zarah Sultana
... what recent discussions she has made with the BBC on the trends in the size and share of its viewership and audiences.

4. BBC
asked by: Ben Bradley
... what plans she has to review the (a) TV licence fee and (b) BBC Charter; and if she will make a statement.

5. BBC
asked by: Grahame Morris
... what his policy is on funding public service broadcasting in the (a) North East of England and (b) Easington constituency.

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14 Current APPG Officers
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 12th October 2016
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Portrait
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Maria Eagle Portrait
Maria Eagle
Labour - Garston and Halewood
Joined: 12th October 2016
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 10th October 2018
70 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Viscount Colville of Culross Portrait
Viscount Colville of Culross
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
ITV , Media Freedom
Damian Green Portrait
Damian Green
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ashford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Huw Merriman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8712.


Public Enquiry Point:

Helen Deller, BBC, 6th Floor, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JQ. Tel: 07809 597 710


No benefits in kind are on record for the BBC APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the BBC APPG

Former APPG Officers
Alison McGovern Portrait
Alison McGovern
Vice Chair
Labour - Wirral South
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Gordon of Strathblane Portrait
Lord Gordon of Strathblane
Vice Chair
Labour - Deceased - 1 April 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Tom Watson Portrait
Tom Watson
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for West Bromwich East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Angela Rayner Portrait
Angela Rayner
Labour - Ashton-under-Lyne
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships