§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what recent representations he has received concerning the BBC's decision to remove current affairs and analysis programmes from the schedules of the BBC World Service Television; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) if he will meet the Chairman of the BBC to discuss the proposed reductions in resources and personnel in BBC World Service Television. 
§ Janet Anderson
We have received three representations from hon. Members and their constituents. I have no present plans to meet the Chairman of the BBC to discuss BBC World, as it is a long standing principle that the Government do not intervene in the BBC's programming and editorial issues.