HC Deb 17 July 2002 vol 389 c390W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the salary of the Director of the BBC World Service and Global News is paid out of his Department's grant to the BBC World Service. [70382]

Mr. MacShane

Mark Byford was appointed Director World Service and Global News in October 2001. As soon as the new division is formally established Mr. Byford's remuneration will initially be met two-thirds from the grant in aid and one third from BBC World. This would be subject to review after a year. Pending the creation of the new division, Mr. Byford's remuneration is met entirely from the grant in aid. His remuneration is set by the BBC Board of Governors, and is published in the BBC Annual Report and the BBC World Service Annual Review.

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