BBC APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To encourage debate and engage in discussion about all elements of the BBC, including the BBC World Service and the BBC’s role within the creative industries.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to BBC

1. Summary - BBC Studios
09/01/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General BBC BBC Studios HC 18 SESSION 2019-20 9 JANUARY 2020

2. Report - BBC Studios
09/01/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General BBC BBC Studios HC 18 SESSION 2019-20 9 JANUARY 2020

3. Departmental Overview: BBC 2019
05/11/2019 - National Audit Office

Found: CORPORATION (BBC) NOVEMBER 2019 Bookmarks and ContentsOverview About the BBC.How the BBC is structured

4. Departmental Overview 2019-20: The BBC Group
20/10/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: October 2020 This overview summarises the work˜of the BBC Group including what it does, how much it costs

5. Report - The BBC's strategic financial management
20/01/2021 - National Audit Office

Found: Comptroller and Auditor General The BBC™s strategic ˜nancial management BBC The National Audit Of˜ce (NAO)

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to BBC

1. BBC
21/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: demonstrating that persistence pays off.The BBC has for decades played a vital role in this country’s - Speech Link

2. BBC and Public Service Broadcasting
05/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: That this House takes note of the role of the BBC and public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom’s - Speech Link
2: interest at his old quotes. He said:“The BBC needs to be closer to, and understand the perspectives - Speech Link

3. BBC Regional Politics Coverage
22/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: and a half hours. I called for the debate because BBC regional programmes could well be under threat. MPs - Speech Link
2: essential to addressing regional issues? While the BBC must cut its cloth to suit, perhaps it should look - Speech Link
3: about, but when we visit our regional centres, be it BBC Gloucestershire or the BBC’s headquarters in Bristol - Speech Link

4. BBC
15/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: e-petitions 234627, 234797 and 235653 relating to the BBC.It is a great pleasure to be here under your - Speech Link
2: Lady just said that we ought to be proud of the BBC. Does she acknowledge that, as a country, we are - Speech Link
3: Nevertheless, the real villain of the piece is not the BBC, but the Government. In 2017 they fought an election - Speech Link

5. BBC Licence Fee
06/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: that we as a Government place on it. Globally, the BBC is seen as a beacon of British values. It is one - Speech Link
2: broadcaster, the BBC is central to the lives of our constituents: 91% of Britons use the BBC every week, and - Speech Link
3: and the United States.”If any change to the BBC leads to its disappearance or vulnerability, there - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to BBC
1. BBC
asked by: Ben Bradley
22/01/2020
... what plans she has to review the (a) TV licence fee and (b) BBC Charter; and if she will make a statement.

2. BBC
asked by: Grahame Morris
01/07/2019
... what his policy is on funding public service broadcasting in the (a) North East of England and (b) Easington constituency.

3. BBC
asked by: Grahame Morris
24/06/2019
... if he will make representations to the BBC on increasing spending and investment in (a) the regions and (b) Easington constituency.

4. BBC
asked by: Lord Truscott
19/09/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people in the UK who view or listen to the BBC’s news services; and whether that audience is falling.

5. BBC
asked by: Lord Truscott
19/09/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have conducted a study into any changing demand for diverse news and internet-based entertainment services and the impact that might have on the BBC.

Latest Questions
10 Current APPG Officers
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 12th October 2016
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Portrait
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 10th October 2018
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Joined: 24th February 2020
Alison McGovern Portrait
Alison McGovern
Vice Chair
Labour - Wirral South
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Huw Merriman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8712.

Email: huw.merriman.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Caroline Cummins, BBC, 6th Floor, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JQ. Tel: 07525 147 299

Email: caroline.cummins@bbc.co.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the BBC APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the BBC APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Gordon of Strathblane Portrait
Lord Gordon of Strathblane
Vice Chair
Labour - Deceased - 1 April 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Maria Eagle Portrait
Maria Eagle
Secretary
Labour - Garston and Halewood
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Tom Watson Portrait
Tom Watson
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for West Bromwich East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Damian Green Portrait
Damian Green
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Ashford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
Angela Rayner Portrait
Angela Rayner
Secretary
Labour - Ashton-under-Lyne
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships