New Forest East

DCMS – THE BBC TRUST – 12 November 2012

Dr Julian Lewis: Who appointed the obviously ineffectual Mr Entwistle as director-general, and what does that choice say about the competence of the people who made it?

[The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Maria Miller): My hon. Friend will know that the director-general of the BBC is appointed by the BBC Trust, and Mr Entwistle was appointed by the Trust on a unanimous basis. What is important now is that we have a new director-general in place who can tackle some real and important issues and a very serious crisis facing the organisation.]