HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c73W
14. Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on the relationship between BBC Scotland and the rest of the BBC. [91352]

Mr. Chris Smith

I have had no such discussions. The BBC's Royal Charter and Agreement ensure the Corporation's independence in the management of its day-to-day affairs.