BBC: Internet

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Douglas Carswell Douglas Carswell Conservative, Harwich

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will undertake an assessment of the effect on the commercial television market of the BBC's proposal to create web pages for every episode of each television programme it broadcasts.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

I have no plans to do so. Under the terms of the BBC's Charter and agreement, the BBC Trust must have regard to the competitive impact of the BBC's activities on the wider market.

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