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

I agree with my hon. Friend. In the past few weeks, the BBC has made some encouraging statements about its intention for substantial relocation of staff and functions out of London. The BBC must reflect the identities and characteristics of the whole UK. It cannot do that if it is principally an operation that broadcasts from London.