Bishop of Leeds asks about support for BBC services

The Bishop of Leeds asked a question about support and resources for the BBC on 10th March 2022, during a debate on the provision of BBC services to Ukraine:

The Lord Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, no other broadcasting company could have flexed as quickly as the BBC has in this emergency, particularly in relation to HF shortwave broadcasting. Could the Minister at least give a commitment that the BBC as a public service broadcaster at home and abroad will be adequately supported and resourced and not undermined in the public discourse?

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Con): I thank the right reverend Prelate for his question. I hope that the answers I have already given demonstrate that there is nothing other than respect for the service that the BBC World Service provides and an absolute commitment that that service will continue. For all the reasons we know, it is so important.


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