Correspondence

Secretary of State’s correspondence with the Chair of the BBC Trust and the Comptroller and Auditor General on NAO acess to the BBC

The Government committed in the Coalition Programme to give the National Audit Office full access to the BBC’s accounts to ensure transparency…

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23 August 2011 - Comptroller and Auditor General to Secretary of State

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9 August 2011 - Secretary of State to Comptroller and Auditor General 

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29 July 2011 -Comptroller and Auditor General to Secretary of State 

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19 July 2011 - Secretary of State to Comptroller and Auditor General

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8 July 2011 - Comptroller and Auditor General to Secretary of State

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18 November 2010 - Secretary of State to Comptroller and Auditor General

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22 October 2010 - Comptroller and Auditor General to Secretary of State

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22 September 2010 - Secretary of State to Comptroller and Auditor General 

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17 September 2010 - Comptroller and Auditor General to Secretary of State

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24 August 2011 - Chair of BBC Trust to Secretary of State

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9 August 2011 - Secretary of State to Chair of BBC Trust

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16 May 2011 - Chair of BBC Trust to Secretary of State

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April 2011 - Secretary of State to Chair of BBC Trust

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25 March 2011 - Chair of BBC Trust to Secretary of State

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8 October 2010- Secretary of State to Chair of BBC Trust

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23 August 2010 - Secretary of State to Chair of BBC Trust

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Detail

The Government committed in the Coalition Programme to give the National Audit Office full access to the BBC’s accounts to ensure transparency. This commitment was also included in the DCMS Business Plan. The commitment was achieved when the amended BBC Agreement was laid in Parliament on 15 September 2011.

The Secretary of State discussed with the Chair of the BBC Trust the detail of how the commitment could be achieved and how the BBC’s revised value-for-money arrangements should feature in the amended BBC Agreement. The Secretary of State also consulted the Comptroller and Auditor General on the matter.

The Secretary of State’s correspondence with the Chair of the BBC Trust and the Comptroller and Auditor General is shown here.

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