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Broadcasting Committee to hear Evidence

The Select Committee of Tynwald on Public Service Broadcasting intends to take oral evidence in public from Sally-Ann Wilson, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association at 11.30am on Friday 12 July in the Legislative Council Chamber. 

After training in BBC Radio, Sally-Ann Wilson spent 20 years as a factual TV producer/director for the BBC, Granada and Discovery. From 1998 to 2001 Sally-Ann managed a major international broadcast output deal. She joined the CBA in 2001 to set up the CBA-DfID Broadcast Media Scheme and was Project Director for nine years, before becoming CBA Secretary-General in October 2010. 

It was resolved on 11th December 2012 –

That Tynwald receives the Treasury Report on Public Broadcasting Subvention of July 2012 [GD 0034/12]; and –

(a)        reaffirms its commitment to public service broadcasting in the Isle of Man;

(b)        recognizes Manx Radio as the Isle of Man’s national broadcaster; and

(c)        appoints a Select Committee of three Members with powers to take written and oral evidence under Sections 3 and 4 of the Tynwald Proceedings Act 1876, as amended, to examine the matter of the policy, delivery, cost and scope of Public Service Broadcasting; and report with recommendations. 

The Members elected to the Committee were Mr Zac Hall MHK, Mr Richard Ronan MHK and the Hon Steve Rodan SHK. The Committee has elected Mr Ronan as its chairman.

Oral evidence was heard on 23rd May from Manx Radio; and on 20th June from Mr Chris Corlett (DED), Mr Clive McGreal (Treasury), and Mrs Caroline Convery and Mr Chris Tunley (Radio Manx Limited Purpose Trust). Transcripts are available on the Tynwald website under recent Committee Hansards. 

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For further information contact:

Committee Secretariat

Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM1 3PW

Tel: 01624 685500

Email: enquiries@tynwald.org.im

 
Published - 10/07/2013