BBC Trust: Royal Charters

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Reform and Constitutional Issues), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit), DUP Westminster Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the BBC Trust contains a member from Northern Ireland in accordance with the Royal Charter.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

In April 2017 the BBC Trust was replaced by a new unitary BBC Board. Under the Charter, no appointment can be made for the Board member for Northern Ireland without the agreement of the Executive Committee. Interim arrangements are in place to ensure that the interests of Northern Ireland are fully represented.

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