Pre-appointment hearing with the Government's preferred candidate for chairman of the BBC Trust : second report of session 2010-11: Vol. 1 Report, together with formal minutes

House of Commons papers 864-I 2010-11

Corporate Author:
Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee
John Whittingdale (chairman)
TSO (The Stationery Office)

On 10 March 2011 the Culture, Media and Sport Committee held a pre-appointment hearing with the Government's preferred candidate for Chairman of the BBC Trust, LordChris Patten. The Committee questioned to Lord Patten on the following specific matters: (a) the recruitment process and the role of headhunters; (b) any relevant expertise that he could bring to bear on the role; (c) his political independence and role in the Conservative Party; (d) levels of remuneration; (e) his future priorities for the BBC Trust; (f) the relationship between the BBC and the National Audit Office; (g) the October 2010 licence fee agreement and its impact on the BBC; and (h) how he saw the future of the BBC. On the basis of the evidence provided to the Committee, it concludes that he is a suitable candidate for the post.

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