Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Statement on the BBC, 12 Nov

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Will the Secretary of State speak up for licence payers and ask Lord Patten, when she next talks to him, whether he will reconsider the outrageous and over-the-top pay-off and what he intends to do about the excessive number of highly paid managers, which he now condemns as if he were a critic, rather than their boss?

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Maria Miller): My right hon. Friend makes a powerful point. He will know that we have frozen the licence fee, and I am sure he will know that I have made my views very clear to Lord Patten on this matter.

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  1. Posted November 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Chris P. was a waste of space under Margaret Thatcher; on a marvellous jolly in Hong Kong ; hoped he was in for another jolly with BBC … agreed a generous exit package for his new recruit no doubt suspecting he could well be the next to go… !
    In the real world there’s a 6 month ‘trial’ period for both sides of Contract. Now move over Lord P. you too should perform in an ‘honourable’ way.
    BBC needs someone who is prepared to up standards; get rid of left leaning and now ‘dead wood’ in that oh so massive Corporation. Those badly dressed ‘celeb ‘ types , accumulated over the past decade should also GO. We need more dignity ; politeness and professionalism delivered in BBC pronounciatian .

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