BBC Charter

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 13th September 2004.

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Photo of Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 2:30 pm, 13th September 2004

That is an important question, which is, in a sense, most relevant during the current charter review because we expect the switch-off of the analogue signal during the period that the next charter covers. A further 10-year charter is likely, but not certain. The independent panel, under the chairmanship of Lord Burns, which is advising me on charter review is considering the matter specifically.