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Lord Patten: 'Shock and dismay' over BBC payments

10 July 2013 Last updated at 15:50 BST

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has called the size of severance payments made to senior BBC managers a matter of "shock and dismay".

Lord Patten and director general Lord Hall are being questioned by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee over £25m paid to 150 outgoing executives.

The corporation has been criticised by the National Audit Office over the figures saying it risked public trust.

The BBC said the savings it had made exceeded the cost of the payments.