The BBC refused to give the National Audit Office (NAO), the public spending watchdog, a breakdown of presenters' salaries for a selection of radio shows unless the NAO signed a non-disclosure agreement, the committee said.Whose side do we take? It's a tough call.
Edward Leigh MP, the chairman of the committee, said it was "disgraceful" that the BBC could dictate what the NAO could inspect when public money was at stake.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Whose side are we on?
Another great headline: BBC deals "stop scrutiny". Apparently, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has produced a report on the way the BBC opens up information about the way it spends taxpayers' money.