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25/02/2004

BBC statement on Broadcasting Policy Group report

The BBC has issued a statement cautiously welcoming the publication yesterday of a Conservative Party commissioned report into the future of the BBC.
BBC statement reads: "The BBC welcomes all contributions to the debate over the future of the public service broadcasting.
"The report by David Elstein and his four colleagues provides a prescription for a radical restructuring of the UK's system of public service broadcasting, both that provided by the BBC and by other public broadcasters. Radical ideas are welcome. They can help test conventional wisdom and move the debate on.
"But in the end public service broadcasting exists to serve the public and proposals of the kind put forward here must be judged on whether they would deliver better results for viewers and listeners."
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