Education and Culture Committee
BBC charter renewal: Call for views
The Committee is holding an inquiry on the Scottish aspects
of the renewal of the BBC charter.
The Committee is seeking views on the specific questions
below. You do not have to answer all the questions.
1. Scale and scope of the BBC
How should the charter reflect the BBC’s priorities and
output in Scotland?
Should in-house production quotas and Terms of Trade allow
greater competition and what impact could this have on the Scottish
Is the BBC’s online presence damaging local and regional
news outlets in Scotland? What could be done to ensure the BBC works more
co-operatively with the local and regional news sector?
2. Serving the interests of the Scottish audience
How well is the BBC serving the Scottish audience (English
and Gaelic speaking) and representing Scottish issues to the wider UK audience?
Could Scotland receive a fairer share of BBC spending?
How well does the BBC support distinctive Scottish content
and could it do more in this regard?
How could the BBC enhance support and development of talent
and skills in Scotland?
3. Governance arrangements
4. Cost savings
How to submit your views
The closing date for responses is midday on Monday 23 November.
Please send your response to [email protected]
Alternatively, you may use the following address: Clerk to
the Education and Culture Committee, Room T3.40, The Scottish Parliament,
Edinburgh, EH99 1SP.
In line with the Scottish Parliament Language Policy, we
welcome responses in English, Gaelic, British Sign Language, or any other
We will handle responses in accordance with the Parliament’s policy for the
treatment of evidence, which is available on our website at www.scottish.parliament.uk/treatment-of-evidence.
What happens next?
After the Committee has received responses, it will invite
some people to attend a number of meetings to discuss the issues in more
If you have any questions about the Committee's inquiry,
please contact the Committee clerks:
Telephone: 0131 348 5222 (Text Relay service 18001 0131 348