Tim Davie (left) and Lord Patten
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Lord Patten defends BBC pay-off to George Entwistle

The chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, has told MPs he had no choice but to agree to a £450,000 pay-off to director general George Entwistle.

Mr Entwistle, who had been in the job for just 54 days, resigned on 11 November after a row over Newsnight.

A Newsnight report had led to Conservative peer Lord McAlpine being wrongly accused of child abuse.

David Sillito reports.

  • 27 Nov 2012
  • From the section UK
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