BBC: UK Membership of EU

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will discuss with the BBC Trust what steps it plans to take to monitor how the BBC fulfils its campaign on the duty of impartiality during the forthcoming referendum on the UK's EU membership.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

I am keenly aware of the importance of coverage of the EU referendum by our broadcasters being impartial and balanced. I have asked the BBC Trust, major commercial broadcasters, and Ofcom to consider the need for the broadcasting regulatory structure to ensure this impartiality is delivered.

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