HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 c367W
Sir John Biggs-Davison

asked the Lord Privy Seal to what extent British policy in Northern Ireland is being presented to other European countries by the British Broadcasting Corporation external services, including the broadcasts in France, Italy and Spain.

Mr. Ridley

The BBC has complete editorial independence. Her Majesty's Government are not responsible for the content of its coverage of the facts on the Northern Ireland situation.