House of Lords
Lord Alton of Liverpool (Crossbench)
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 12 March (WA 21), whether the BBC World Service has taken into account the audience that learns news and information by word of mouth from people who are listening to foreign broadcasts, when deciding not to broadcast to North Korea.
Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Conservative)
I refer the noble Lord to the answer to his question HL1394.
The BBC World Service uses a number of measurements and sources to inform its decisions on how to allocate its resources.