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Part of Appointment of the Comptroller and Auditor General – in the House of Commons at 4:43 pm on 20th May 2009.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone 4:43 pm, 20th May 2009

On the question of independent producers, is my hon. Friend concerned about the uncompetitive nature of some contracts that the BBC enters into in-house? I believe that such cosy contracts do exist. If producers inside the BBC are being subsidised and independent producers are not able to compete fairly, does not my hon. Friend think that the Public Accounts Committee should have the right to examine the BBC's accounts, as I and the Committee's Chairman, my hon. Friend Mr. Leigh, have argued for many years?

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barbara richards
Posted on 21 May 2009 10:57 am (Report this annotation)

The arrangement between New Labour and the BBC is very very cosy indeed.

I was listening to a debate on the secret family courts recently, between Jenni Murray and Bridget Prentice on Woman's hour, and it was blatently obvious that Jenni had been handed a list of questions to read out to Bridget Prentice.

The BBC would never allow anyone to phone in and ask awkward questions concerning Parental Alienation Syndrome and Richard Gardner, the American paedophile who invented it, and the real reason why there is so much opposition to transparency in the secret family courts - I call them that because they are STILL Top Secret, in spite of Jack Straw's recent sleigh of hand attempt to con the British public that they were open for scrutiny these days.