BBC statement regarding Peter Johnston / MacQuarrie Report

Date: 12.11.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.02
Category: Corporate
The BBC has today issued the following statement.

We can confirm that Peter Johnston was involved in decisions about the BBC Newsnight report on 02 November, 2012.

The sequencing of events around this report has been reviewed by Ken MacQuarrie and the BBC has now published a summary of findings and actions.

The next stage of this process is now underway. It will, amongst other things, seek to clarify decision-making roles and responsibilities in relation to the Newsnight report. We expect that these investigations will be concluded as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, we will not be making any further comment.

BBC Press Office