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On Monday 24 March at 4.35pm in the Wilson Room, the Foreign Affairs Committee will be taking evidence on the future of the BBC World Service.

The Committee will be looking at the implications for the BBC World Service of the transfer in funding from Foreign and Commonwealth Office Grant-in-Aid to the BBC Licence Fee. The main areas for discussion are expected to be the degree of protection for the interests of the World Service within the BBC’s decision-making structures, and future levels of funding.

Monday 24 March 2014

Wilson Room, Portcullis House


At 4.35pm

James Harding, BBC Director of News and Current Affairs, and Lord Williams of Baglan, International Trustee, BBC Trust


Committee Membership is as follows:

Rt Hon Sir Richard Ottaway (Chair) (Croydon South), Conservative; Mr John Baron (Basildon and Billericay), Conservative; Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife), Liberal Democrat; Rt Hon Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley), Labour; Mike Gapes (Ilford South), Labour; Mark Hendrick (Preston), Labour; Sandra Osborne (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock), Labour; Andrew Rosindell (Romford), Conservative; Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell and Wishaw), Labour; Rt Hon Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling), Conservative; Rory Stewart (Penrith and The Border), Conservative

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